Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Repository

In this MLC Repository you will find information relevant to the Convention and the advice and documentation we provide to assist you in complying with the new regulations.

With effect from 18 January 2017 ships that are subject to the MLC will be required to display certificates issued by an insurer or other financial security provider confirming that insurance or other financial security is in place for liabilities in respect of outstanding wages, repatriation of seafarers and compensation for death or long-term disability. The Boards of all Clubs in the International Group have decided that Clubs should provide the necessary certification.

Our Policy wordings

Club Rules

For Members insured under the Club Rules, you will be sent the two necessary certificates for display (examples of which appear at Annex 1 and Annex 2), on the basis of the cover provided to you by the Maritime Labour Convention Extension Clause, which appears at Annex 3.

For further guidance and explanation please see our Circular of 10 October 2016.

Plain Language

We also offer a range of non-pooled plain language liability insurance policies for Members operating in certain sectors. If you are insured under any of the following policies this guidance applies to you:

  • Yachtowners yacht liability insurance policy
  • Passenger vessel liability insurance for smaller craft policy
  • Dive boat liability insurance policy

Unlike Members insured under Club Rules cover, the two necessary certificates for display which will be sent to you will vary.

Plain Language: Interim measures

Whilst the new requirements do not take effect until 18 January 2017, we believe a two month lead in period would be helpful for Members. As such, Policies which incept or have a nenewal date prior to the 18 November 2016 will be subject to interim measures, as set out in Annex 1a and Annex 2a. The basis of the cover appears at Annex 3a (Maritime Labour Convention Certificates Clause – Interim).

Plain Language: Post- 18 November 2016

For policies which incept or have a renewal date on or after 18 November 2016, the provisions of Annex 1b and Annex 2b apply. The basis of the cover appears at Annex 3b (Maritime Labour Convention Certificates Clause) and this will be the Club’s standard position thereafter.

For further explanation and guidance on the above and generally, please see our Circular of 7 November 2016 ‘Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as ammended (MLC)’, update on the Club’s non-pooled plain language insurance policies (e.g. yacht, dive boat, small passenger).

For enquiries, please contact Ian Ferns:

Ian Ferns
Business Development Manager

Email: ian.ferns@shipownersclub.com
Office: +44 207 488 0911
Direct: +44 207 423 7169
Mobile: +44 7876 230589
Skype: ianferns