MLC License

What is MLC?

Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), according to the ILO or International Labour Organisation, provides a broad perspective on the seafarer’s rights and fortification at work. The maritime regulation will finally enter into force on August 20th, 2013.

Nearly 1.2 million seafarers are affected by the terms and conditions of this human rights act, which lays down a set of regulations for protection at work, living conditions, employment, health, social security and similar related issues.

On the basis of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), the Seafarer’s Employment Contracts are implemented and mandated against nullifying the present employment contracts.

MLC is similar to the other statutory certifications such as ISM and ISPS onboard ships and the certificate has 5 years of validity with interim, initial, and intermediate surveys.

Why this License is Required?

To ensure comprehensive worldwide protection of the rights of seafarers rights; To establish a level playing field for countries and shipowners committed to providing decent working and living conditions for seafarers, protecting them from unfair competition from substandard ships.

Who can get a MLC License?

Seafarer Agency

Shipping Agency

Maritime Agency

Crew Manning Agency

Document Required for MLC License

Role of Shamkris and Process of MLC License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the MLC License?

IRQS

RINA

PANAMA

FAQ

The ‘Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance’ (DMLC-Part I) form is to be filled in by the attending surveyor. DMLC-Part I: identifies the topics for inspection. lists the relevant pieces of legislation putting the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) in place.
A Maritime Labour Certificate (MLC) and a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) will be required to ensure compliance with the Convention for all ships above 500 tons in international trade.
 
How do I get my ML Certificate for MLC 2006? The ship specific MLCertificate will be issued once DMLC Part II is approved by class and if you have also passed inspection by class. With the MLC-2006 Document Generator, you can send a link of your DMLC Part II directly to class for comments.
 
To ensure comprehensive worldwide protection of the rights of seafarers rights; To establish a level playing field for countries and shipowners committed to providing decent working and living conditions for seafarers, protecting them from unfair competition from substandard ships.