Romania has ratified the MLC, 2006

20 January 2016  |  C16002

Romania is the 70th ILO member State to ratify the Convention

Ship Owners / Managers / Operators  |  Surveyors

On November 24, 2015, the Government of Romania deposited with the International Labour Organization (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) making Romania the 70th ILO member State to have ratified the Convention.

As the fourth pillar of the international maritime legal regime, in complement to key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the MLC, 2006 establishes and protects decent working and living conditions for seafarers while ensuring conditions of fair competition for shipowners.  According to ILO, Romania has over 25,000 seafarers and a merchant fleet of 82,911 gross tonnage of shipping.  It also hosts major sea ports along the Black Sea, including the Port of Constanta, which ranks among the first 10 European ports and intersects trade routes linking the markets of landlocked countries spanning from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia and the Far East.

For Romania, the MLC, 2006 will enter into force on 24 November 2016, that is, one year after its ratification.

Port State Control (PSC) Inspections

As of November 24, 2016 PSC Authorities in Romania will start conducting more detail inspections concerning MLC, 2006 requirements.  Owners/Managers/Operators of ships calling Romanian ports must ensure full compliance with the Convention requirements prior calling any port to avoid possible deficiencies or detention.

act now

Dromon Port & Flag State Inspection Department has prepared a checklist concerning MLC, 2006 requirements that can be found here.

Owners/Managers/Operators should forward the attach checklist on board their ships and request from crew members to review prior calling any port in Romania to avoid possible deficiencies.

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