It is the purpose of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to ensure that every seafarer has the right to:
- A safe and secure workplace that complies with safety standards
- Fair terms of employment
- Decent working and living conditions on board ship; and
- Health protection, medical care, welfare measures and other forms of social protection
THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION CAME INTO FORCE WORLDWIDE ON 20TH AUGUST 2013.
SKN has promulgated legislation to bring MLC 2006 into effect. The enabling legislation is the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention, 2006) Regulations 2013.
The documents available on this website should assist shipowners in complying with their obligations. They are not meant to be exhaustive and the MLC Regulations take primacy at all times. It is hoped, however, that the contents of the Maritime Circular MC/51/13 will assist all concerned with their understanding and implementation of MLC 2006 and the approaches taken by SKN towards its implementation. Maritime Circular MC/51/13 will be updated as necessary in the light of development of MLC 2006 and operational experience.
SKANREG PROCEDURE FOR MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION
Refer to Maritime Circular MC/51/13 for detailed instructions.
Shipowners should make a formal application, through their Maritime Registrar, to SKANReg on Application Form A25, which can be downloaded from this website, for a ship specific Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) Part I. A FEE WILL BE PAYABLE FOR THIS.
A ship’s specific DMLC Part I will be issued by SKANReg as an electric (emailed) A4 sized PDF document. This will be emailed to the shipowner/manager/Maritime Registrar as appropriate. A hard copy will not be issued in normal circumstances.
In order to prepare the vessel for an initial MLC 2006 inspection, the shipowners/managers should complete the DMLC Part II which is available on the website. Shipowners should be guided by the sample in Appendix B5-1 to the MLC 2006 and may wish to seek guidance from the RO.
DMLC Part II prepared by the shipowners/managers should be submitted together with the ship specific DMLC Part I to the Recognised Organisation for review and acceptance of DMLC Part II.
Requirements for further surveys (interim/renewal), change of flag, change of class etc. are included in Maritime Circular MC/51/13.
INFORMATION FOR OTHER MARITIME ADMINISTRATIONS
SKANReg office acts of the focal point for the competent authority for receipt of certificates and documents upon change of flag as per Regulation 5.1.3 Guideline B5.1.3 of the Convention. Maritime Administrations should therefore send documents and certificates to SKANReg office at the time of change of flag and may approach the International Registrar for information/documents and certificates if a St. Kitts & Nevis ship reflags to their Administration.