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Guidance on the Bahamas implementation of ILO MLC


The Bahamas Maritime Authority has issued a guidance providing all parties with guidance on the Bahamas implementation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) requirements.

 This Bulletin should be read in conjunction with:
i.    MLC 2006
ii.   ILO Resolutions relating to MLC 2006
iii. The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Regulations 2012
iv.  Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Information Bulletins relating to MLC 2006, seafarers, manning and training
v.   ILO “Guidelines for flag State inspections under MLC 2006”
vi.  ILO “Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under MLC 2006”
vii. Other relevant ILO guidelines relating to labour conditions.

For the purpose of this Bulletin and unless otherwise stated, the definition of “shipowner” shall be as defined in the MLC 2006

“Shipowner means the owner of the ship or another 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 this Convention, regardless of whether any other organization or persons fulfil certain of the duties or responsibilities on behalf of the shipowner.”

Further information may be found by reading the following information bulletin


Source: BMA

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