Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Seminar

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is to present a 2 day training seminar on Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006).  The event will be hosted by the Professional Yachtsmen’s Association (PYA) and sponsored by Oceanco.  It will take place at the Novotel Monte-Carlo, Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October, 2011
The MLC 2006 is expected to come into force internationally around the end of 2012/early 2013. It will bring in and set the new internationally agreed minimum living and working conditions for seafarers working at sea.
The MCA will inspect UK ships and Yacht Managers and Yacht Crew will need to show their compliance with the new requirements. The aim of this training seminar is to prepare and equip the superyachting sector in advance of these inspections.
Yacht Managers and Yacht Crew will benefit from advice on how the inspection regime may impact across the Red Ensign Group (REG guidance on interpretation of the requirements from the MCA first hand). Participants will be able to ask questions and get answers directly.
At this seminar, as the regulator, the MCA will explain how the MLC 2006 inspection regime will be applied to the UK yacht sector. This event will also be relevant to those flagged with the other REG administrations.
Course content is based on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) own syllabus for MLC implementation. Notes and hand outs will be provided by MCA. The programme features practical exercises that will enhance delegate understanding of MLC.
The course will cover the changes to Merchant Shipping legislation brought in by the MLC in particular:
  • The format of the MLC inspection and how to prepare for Inspections. Completion of the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) Part II.
  • Onshore Complaints procedures
  • Seafarer Employment Agreements.
It is expected that following attendance, delegates will have the information and training they need to get their company and yacht policies, procedures and documentation in order. Consequently the MLC inspections should take place more efficiently. It will also mean that the risk of detention in the UK or other ports will be greatly reduced as a result.
MCA will issue Course Attendance Certificates to all delegates who attend the full 2 day course.
To ensure that the seminar truly represents the tripartite nature of this ILO Convention, representatives of the UK social partners, the British Chamber of Shipping and Nautilus International will also be presenting at this event.
In addition, this seminar is supported by the yacht industry: Oceanco a founder member of Super Yacht Builders Association (SYBAss), have shown their support for MLC and are sponsoring the training.
The cost for attending this training seminar is €500 per delegate. Lunch is included on both days. Organisations sending more than 1 delegate will receive a 10% discount.