Decent work for seafarers

Decent work for seafarers and fair competition in shipping: Programme fact sheet

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is a response to the global nature of seafarers employment, setting minimum standards for decent work covering working and living conditions.

Studies show that ships remain one of the most dangerous workplaces. Casualty figures are significantly higher than other occupational groups. Many cases have been filed on injuries, disabilities, or death due to exposure to health and safety hazards.