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MLC challenges for P&I

Maritime Risk International

MLC challenges for P&I

Jonathan Hare, of Skuld, looks ahead to the amendment of the Maritime Labour Convention on 18 January 2017

The biggest change in the P&I world for 2017 starts early in the calendar year, just before the start of the new policy year on 20 February. On 18 January amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 will enter into force. They require ships registered in MLC states or calling at MLC ports to have certificates on board which provide evidence of financial security for compensation for seafarers’ death or long-term disability and, more controversially, outstanding wages and repatriation costs.

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