The International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers.

The Convention sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work on a wide range of subjects, and aims to be globally applicable, easily understandable, readily updatable and uniformly enforced. It has been designed to become a global instrument known as the “fourth pillar” of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, complementing the key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

ILO LogoThe Convention came into force 20th August 2013.

The Bahamas Maritime Authority has published a series of the Information Bulletins on the MLC 2006. These Information Bulletins can be downloaded here.

To apply for MLC 2006 Compliance – DMLC Part 1 click here.