News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006


  1. The ILO since 1919: Helping seafarers find fair and decent work

    28 September 2018

    Since 1919, the International Labour Organization has built a system of international labour standards, including the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which established minimum working and living standards for all seafarers.

  2. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China joins efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    21 August 2018

  3. Djibouti ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    13 August 2018

  4. First fishing vessel detained under ILO Fishing Convention

    17 July 2018

    Convention to improve working conditions for fishers on commercial fishing vessels shows its teeth.

  5. Slovakia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2018

    Slovakia is the 87th Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention.

  6. © EU Naval Force 2019

    Seafarers to continue receiving wages if held by pirates

    10 May 2018

    The Special Tripartite Committee approved amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention providing for seafarers to continue to be paid if held captive as a result of piracy or armed robbery against ships.

  7. ILO Meeting of Experts adopts a new Code of Practice to improve safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repair

    06 February 2018

    Some 1.9 million workers around the globe will benefit from a revised code of practice which takes account of dramatic changes in the industry by incorporating a systematic and preventative approach to safety and health management.

  8. Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.


  1. The Seafarers’ Identity Document: Moving to an e-SID compatible with ICAO Doc 9303

    12 July 2017

    Article by John Campbell, Technical Advisor to the ILO, published in the Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity in June 2017

  2. Jamaica renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    13 June 2017

    Jamaica ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930