089/17/Gen.Inf. PMA MMC No 336

The ILO adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention on 11 June 2014, which have the aim to improve the protection of seafarers against financial risks in possible hazardous situations. For the first time, the amendments contain standards for financial protection of seafarers’ entitlements when abandoned by the ship owner. In addition, the amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention provide minimum requirements for financial security (P&I Club or insurer) for compensation claims for the death or disability of seafarers due to occupational accidents, diseases or hazards. The amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention will enter into force on 18 January 2017.

1. Amendments to the Code implementing Regulation 2.5 – Repatriation of the MLC, 2006
2. Amendments to the Code implementing Regulation 4.2 – Shipowners’ liability of the MLC, 2006

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Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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