SAFEMED IV Training on the implementation of the MLC, 2006

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Within the context of the EU funded project SAFEMED IV, EMSA has undertaken the organization of the training on the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006. The training was hosted at EMSA premises, in Lisbon, from 20 to 21 March 2018.  Overall, 15 participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia have successfully completed the 14 hours course.

The training focused on the key aspects of the MLC, 2006. The Convention, together with SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW, is the fourth pillar of the international legal framework addressing safety, security, pollution prevention and labour conditions on board ship. The MLC was adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the 94th ILC session in 2006 and entered into force on 20 August 2013. Its main objective is to set fair labour conditions for seafarers worldwide. The Convention, with its 15 Articles and 5 Titles, aims at setting minimum requirements for nearly every aspect concerning working and living conditions on board ships. Compliance with the requirements of the MLC, 2006 is ensured through the system of Port State Control. With the non-favourable treatment clause, even ships flying the flag of a country which is not party to the Convention have to abide by the rules of the MLC, 2006 in order to a avoid possible deficiencies and/or detentions.  


The training included provisions for conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, payment and wages, accommodation, recreational facilities, occupation safety and health, among other various areas.


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