Maritime Labour Convention


Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, which is considered as the “fourth pillar” of International Maritime Law and ‘bill of rights’ for the seafarers provides them not only their fundamental rights as workers, but also provide minimum international standards for living and working conditions. The convention came into force with effect from 20.08.13. The convention has been ratified by India on 9th October, 2015. For implementation of the provisions of MLC, 2006 as amended Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour) Rules, 2016 have been promulgated read with M.S. Notice No.16 of 2016, dated 08.12.2016 and M.S. Notice No.9 of 2017 dated 16.11.2017.


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