ILO: A day in a life at sea
The International Labour Organization have released a video to mark a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force. The video - A day in a life at Sea - highlights what it is like for seafarers to spend months at sea and the impact of the MLC on their working lives. The nine minute video can be viewed through their websitehere.
See if you can spot the UK Club's ownMLC Pocket checklist
in the video!MLC resource page
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