MLC, 2006 Amendments 2018

MLC, 2006 Amendments 2018


The 2018 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) will enter into force on 26 December 2020.

Applicability:  Ship-owners, ship managers, shipmasters, tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, and all ships to which the MLC, 2006 applies.

The following requirements are newly added by the Amendments:


(1)    Standard A2.1: A seafarer’s employment agreement shall continue to have effect while a seafarer is held captive on or off the ship as a result of acts of piracy or armed robbery against ships, regardless of whether the date fixed for its expiry has passed or any notice to terminate it has been issued.


(2)    Standard A2.2: wages and other entitlements, under the SEA and any Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including allotments, shall continue to be paid during the entire period of captivity until the seafarer is released and repatriated in accordance with MLC 2006 requirements or dies in captivity. The date of any death in captivity will be determined in accordance with national laws and recommendations.


New requirements will be verified during inspections on or after 26 December 2020.


Source: ILO


PMDS Training for surveyors on the MLC, 2006 amendments 2018 and Certification Process

PMDS technical staff have developed a training course for PMDS surveyors and clients, which includes:

  • MLC, 2006 refreshment course
  • MLC, 2006 amendments
  • PMDS inspection and certification process on the MLC, 2006




For additional information, please contact our Operations Manager, Mrs. Nadiuska Acevedo