Members are referred to Circular 16/16: Amended MLC financial requirements, advising Members that all Clubs in the International Group would shortly provide information to Members about the process for obtaining MLC Certificates. The application process for MLC Certificates for UK Club Members is outlined below.
Once completed, the application must be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org or your usual underwriting contact.
Members will be issued with the MLC Certificates in a pdf format. Members should print copies of the Certificates and ensure that they are posted in a conspicuous place on board their vessels where they are available to seafarers no later than 18 January 2017. No further Certificate (i.e. Flag States) will be required. However some Flag States may require their owners to supply a copy of their MLC Certificates.
Once MLC Certificates are issued they will available on the UK Club Ship search facility and via Members underwriting online. This will provide a reliable form of verification by Flag State and Port State authorities.
Members requiring further information should contact their usual underwriting contact.