Monitoring and implementation tools for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Flag State Guidelines

  1. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the MLC, 2006.

Port State Guidelines

  1. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The guidelines contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for flag State inspections under the MLC, 2006.

Other Guidelines and Handbooks

  1. Guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    24 January 2016

    The purpose of these guidelines is to assist States to implement the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

  2. Handbook: Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Model National Provisions [2nd impression (with modifications), 2014]

    03 November 2014

    This handbook contains a model for legal provisions that implement the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This model closely follows the provisions of the Convention. It is not a proposal for a national law (although with some adjustments it could be used as such), but, rather, it is intended as an aid, in whole or in part, for national legislators and legislative counsel in drafting the necessary legal texts to implement the MLC, 2006.

  3. Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks

    28 March 2014

    The Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks are intended to provide supplementary practical information and guidance to flag States that can be reflected in their national laws and other measures to implement Regulation 3.2 and the Code of the MLC, 2006.

  4. Handbook: Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and Social Security for Seafarers

    11 June 2012

    This handbook on social security has been prepared by the International Labour Office under the auspices of the ILO’s five year (2006-2011) Action Plan to achieve rapid and widespread and effective implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. It is intended to assist countries that may need additional information or technical support to ratify and implement this innovative Convention. These innovations relate to the Convention’s legal structure and terminology, its comprehensiveness, its areas of flexibility as well as its expanded compliance and enforcement provisions.

  5. Guidelines on the medical examinations of seafarers

    30 September 2011

    These Guidelines will assist medical practitioners, shipowners, seafarers’ representatives, seafarers and other relevant persons with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of serving seafarers and seafarer candidates.