News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006


  1. International Labour Organization overwhelmingly supports new international law to protect abandoned seafarers and provide financial security for death or long-term disability of seafarers

    11 June 2014

    The approval of these amendments was a major step in establishing binding international law on these issues which are very important for the shipping industry

  2. Kiribati ratifies ILO’s Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    06 June 2014

    Kiribati becomes the third member States from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, to ratify the Convention.

  3. Mauritius ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 May 2014

    Mauritius is the 60th ILO Member State, and the 6th member State of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, to ratify this Convention

  4. Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2014

    Argentina is the third Latin American country to ratify this landmark Convention, after Panama and Nicaragua.

  5. New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  6. Annual International Seafarers’ Welfare awards presented at ILO

    08 April 2014

  7. The Republic of the Congo ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    07 April 2014

    The Republic of the Congo is the 57th member State of the ILO, and the ninth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa – that ratified the MLC, 2006.

  8. Abandoned, but not alone

    07 April 2014

    ILO News visits the crew of the B Ladybug, who have been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after their ship owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned seafarers and the issue of compensation are two key topics under discussion this week at the ILO.

  9. ILO, Maritime sector to address abandonment of seafarers and shipowners’ liability

    04 April 2014

  10. Abandoned seafarers top of agenda at maritime meeting

    07 March 2014

    More than 300 maritime representatives from all regions of the world are discussing amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention to cover the consequences of abandonment, and contractual claims for death, injury or disability due to occupational illness or hazard.