Class and Statutory News

Malta - Amendments of 2016 to the MLC, 2006

 

Jan. 28 2019

 

Entry into force of the 2016 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, on 8 January 2019. 

 

The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Malta draws the attention of all concerned to the entry into force of the 2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, on 8 January 2019. 
The 2016 Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 introduce provisions to better protect seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying and to allow for an extension of the validity of full term Maritime Labour Certificates. 
Shipowners and ship managers are advised to review their management systems to ensure they include procedures for the elimination of harassment and bullying on board ships. 

 

The Merchant Shipping Notice 148 is attached below for further information.