The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Our voluntary assessment and training services can help you prepare for the Convention's implementation and support you in assessing your compliance.  

The new International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is being hailed as an international bill of rights for seafarers. It has been drafted to help ensure that all seafarers, regardless of their nationality and the flag of the ships they work on, can enjoy decent working and living conditions. Find out more about the Convention.

How can Lloyd's Register help?

To help you prepare for the MLC, 2006, we have developed a voluntary assessment scheme for ship owners, shipyards and operating companies.

The scheme addresses the onboard inspection criteria addressed by the five titles of the Convention and can be downloaded below.

The voluntary assessment scheme makes reference to the need for national requirements to be identified through flag state Declarations of Maritime Labour Compliance Part I (DMLC Part I).

Until flag states issue their DMLCs and ratify the Convention, we can help you to prepare by inspecting your ships against the scheme and issuing a 'Statement of Compliance' with its requirements.

Recent and upcoming new requirements

Financial security – 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006:
The 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 come into force on 18 January 2017. The amendments will require the carriage of certificates, or other documentary evidence, of financial security with respect to shipowners’ liability, and repatriation and abandonment. See Class News No.46/2016 for further guidance.

ILO MLC training

ILO MLC Internal Inspector training course

This three-day Lloyd's Register course is aimed at all those who may be involved in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures required for compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 requirements and application. You will benefit from an understanding of the maritime working and living conditions, including technical and operational aspects covered by the MLC, 2006.