Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006)


Following the successful completion, a Certificate of Completion of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) course is issued by Bureau Veritas Business School in collaboration with Bureau Veritas Marine Division.

With the aim of creating a single, coherent instrument that consolidates nearly all previously existing maritime labour standards, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other International Labour Conventions, the 94th International Labour Conference held in Geneva adopted the Maritime Labour Convention in February 2006.

This new instrument is designed to secure the widest possible acceptability among governments, ship owners and seafarers committed to the principles of decent work.

Maritime Labour Convention applies to all ships, whether publicly or privately owned, ordinarily engaged in commercial activities, other than ships engaged in fishing and ships of traditional build and to all seafarers working onboard those ships.

The content of this course covers the requirements of Maritime Labour Convention included in 5 Titles:

  • Requirements for seafarers to work on a ship.
  • Conditions of employment.
  • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering.
  • Health protection, welfare, medical care and social protection.
  • Compliance and enforcement.


The course gives an excellent knowledge to anyone involved in the development of Maritime Labour Convention related documentation as well as to the persons responsible for implementation of Maritime Labour Convention system onboard such as:

  • Ship owners.
  • Ship managers.
  • Fleet managers.
  • Technical superintendents.
  • Personnel managers.
  • Designated persons ashore.
  • Ship officers and Shipping Company managers.
  • Flag Administrations.
  • Port State Control officers.
  • Human Resources managers.
  • Manning Agencies.
  • Legal Department managers.
  • Training Department managers.
  • Anyone willing to understand the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and its implications.


The candidates who successfully complete the required will be the capable to understand the processes necessary for proper implementation of Maritime Labour Convention onboard ships as well as the following topics :

  • Requirements of Maritime Labour Convention and shipboard implementation.
  • Inspection and certification of ships.
  • Shipowners obligations and liability.
  • Flag State responsibilities.
  • Port State Responsibilities.
  • Links with other Codes, Conventions and Recommendations.

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