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BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

13 August 2021

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 13 August 2021.

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) - A Quick Summary

22 June 2021

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is an international labour convention adopted under the scope of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in February 2006 and contains a set of global standards bringing nearly all the existing maritime labour instruments together in a single reformatted Convention. BIMCO provides all the information you need to know about the MLC, 2006 in the form of a quick summary with the relevant links provided. The latest FAQ issued by the ILO in November 2020 is also included.  

Crew changes and abandonment top busy IMO Legal Committee agenda

04 December 2020

The Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed on a new item for its future work programme relating to fair treatment of seafarers detained on suspicion of committing maritime crimes. At the Committee’s meeting on 27 November and 1-2 December, it also agreed on the development of guidelines for flag and port state authorities regarding how to deal with seafarer abandonment cases.

COVID-19; Implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections and audits

22 September 2020

BIMCO has collected statements from a number of flag states, port states and recognised organisations/classification societies (RO) and produced a regulatory analysis concerning COVID-19 and its possible implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections or audits under relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments.

Consolidated MLC Text 2019

05 February 2019

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrated its 100 years by issuing a new consolidated text of the Maritime Labour Convention, as amended (MLC,2006)  which includes the 2014 and 2016 amendments.