ILO MLC 2006
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 30 countries have ratified the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), which will enter into force on 20th August 2013.
URACOS is prepared to perform inspections and certification as required by MLC 2006, as a Recognized Organization authorized by Flag States.
The Convention requirements cover such areas as conditions of employment, health, medical care, welfare, social security, accommodation, recreation facilities, food and catering.
The Definition of Shipowner as per the convention:
The owner of the ship or any other organization or person, such as the manager, agent or bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for the operation of the ship from the owner and who, on assuming such responsibility, has agreed to take over the duties and responsibilities imposed on shipowners in accordance with the Convention.