News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006


  1. Indonesia ratifies ILO Convention n°185 on Seafarers’ identity documents

    16 July 2008

    The Government of Indonesia today handed over the instrument of ratification of the Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) of the International Labour Organization.

  2. Bahamas ratifies major new ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    12 February 2008

    The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas today handed over its instrument of ratification of the historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Strengthening security on the high seas and in world ports: ILO Convention on seafarers’ ID card gains new momentum

    25 January 2008

    A growing number of countries have already ratified the ILO's Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention No.185 adopted in 2003 or will do so in the near future. The international Convention came into force in February 2005 and creates the first globally applicable system of biometric identification for secure identity documents for the estimated 1.2 million seafarers in the world.


  1. Denmark: Port State Control

    19 January 2006

    Long before talk of globalization, seafarers lived and worked in a globalized world, with working conditions subject to 60 different labour conventions and recommendations. The International Labour Organisation has now brought all the different rules and regulations together under one maritime labour convention. ILO TV goes on board a North Sea oil tanker in Denmark to check that all is ship-shape.