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MLC 2006

WHAT IS MLC 2006 AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CREW?

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Convention took effect for all commercial yachts on 20 August 2014. This decree primary directive is to ensure seafarer protection whilst working aboard to ensure they understand their rights. It is strongly advised that private yachts also follow the requirements.

Issues such as work hour limits, contracts, health insurance, and repatriation are detailed in this document and it only come into effect once employed aboard a commercial yacht.

Hemisphere Monaco are compliant with the terms of 1.4 of the MLC 2006 and as such we have enforced several points to ensure a yachts compliance also.

  • We require the Master to provide us with the yacht’s MLC 2006 Certificate.
  • Confirmation that, where possible the terms of your contract will be given to you prior to embarkation.
  • Confirmation the SEA (seafarers employment agreement) given to you (the crewmember) will pertain information that the shipowner has the means to protect a seafarer from being stranded in a foreign port.

Hemisphere Monaco also has regulated our systems to ensure we comply with the MLC 2006 convention by.

  • Keeping an up to date, confidential database of all seafarers recruited or placed by ourselves
  • Conducting confidential reference checks
  • Verifying the validation and authenticity of all deck and engineering licenses
  • Ensuring we do not charge seafarers for our services, they are completely free of charge
  • Informing seafarers of any ancillary costs they may incur themselves during employment, such as visa expenses, certificate revalidation costs, additional training investment, passport renewals
  • We do not operate a black list or the like to prevent or deter seafarers gaining employment
  • We do not recruit any seafarers under the age of 18
  • We also want to bring to your attention that once aboard there maybe disciplinary procedures consistent with national law in place, which should be explained in greater detail within your SEA (seaman’s employment contract). It is your responsibility to have read any disciplinary procedures.

We do require some documents from you uploaded onto our database.

  • Valid medical certificate, written in English and stipulating sight, hearing and colour vision (if applicable) are satisfactory
  • A copy of your passport
  • The 5 basic STCW module certificate/s It is advised under the convention that you have sight of your SEA (employment contract) prior to embarking the yacht.

Please find below the complete MLC 2006 convention along with its advantages.

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Convention took affect for all commercial yachts on 20 August 2014. This decree primary directive is to ensure seafarer protection whilst working aboard to ensure they understand their rights.

Issues such as work hour limits, contracts, health insurance, and repatriation are detailed in this document and it only come into effect once employed aboard a commercial yacht. Hemisphere Monaco is MLC 2006 compliant (1.4) and enforce the following points to ensure yachts are also compliant.

  • We require each master provide us with the yacht’s MLC 2006 Certificate.
  • Confirmation that, when possible, contract terms are provided will be given to you prior to embarkation.
  • Confirmation the Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA) is provided to all crewmembers with pertinent information how shipowners protect seafarers from being stranded in foreign ports.

Hemisphere Monaco has also regulated our systems to ensure we are MLC 2006 compliant.

  • Confidential up-to-date database of all seafarers recruited or placed by Hemisphere Monaco
  • Conduct confidential reference checks
  • Verifying and validate the authenticity of all deck and engineering licenses
  • Hemisphere Monaco deplores so-called ‘blacklisting’ or any practice that prevents or deters a seafarer from gaining employment.
  • Hemisphere Monaco deplores so-called ‘blacklisting’ or any practice that prevents or deters a seafarer from gaining employment
  • Hemisphere Monaco does not recruit seafarers under 18 years of age.
  • We always remind all once aboard to read or become orientated with disciplinary procedures consistent with national law are in place, that should be explained in greater detail within each individual SEA. It is everyone’s responsibility to have read any disciplinary procedures.

Hemisphere Monaco kindly requests the following documentation be upload for our database:

  • Valid medical certificate in English verifying satisfactory sight, hearing and colour vision (if applicable) and general good health.
  • Valid copy of current passport.
  • The five basic Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) module certificates; it is advisable under convention that they are listed in SEA prior to embarking the yacht.

Below please find the complete MLC 2006 Convention with analysis of its advantages.