Maritime Labor Conference 2006 (MLC)

This 2-Day workshop will provide the participant with an overview of the forthcoming implementation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Conference, 2006 (MLC).

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Provide the participants with an understanding of the requirements of the MLC to assist them with a practical and effective preparation and implementation of their organization’s compliance with this regulation.


MLC, 2006 has been described as the fourth pillar of International shipping regulations along with SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW. The ILO incorporated and consolidated a number of previous Conven- tions into the Maritime Labor Convention in 2006. The MLC establishes minimum standards on conditions of employment, accommodations, health and safety, medical care, crew welfare, recruit- ment, working conditions and social security protection. It will enter into force in August 20, 2013. The MLC applies to ships over 500 GT engaged in International voyages. The Flag Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard for U.S. registered vessels, must issue the Declaration of Maritime Labor Compliance (DMLC) Part I. The DMLC Part 1 will delineate U.S. requirements and each organization must prepare and submit a DMLC Part II that provides details on how the requirements will be met.

MLC will be strictly enforced during port state control inspections, including the potential for more detailed inspections, and possible detention where hazardous conditions may exist, if ships are thought not to be in compliance.

Topics Covered

This 2-day MLC workshop will cover the following items:

■■ Scope and Overview of the MLC.

■■ WHAT?: The background, development, objectives, impact and implementation of the MLC.

■■ WHO?: Applicability.

■■ WHEN?: Implementation schedule.

■■ WHERE?: Ship/port interfaces relating to port state control.

■■ HOW?: Requirements, preparation and certification, including compliance with the vessel’s Flag State DMLC Part 1 via completion of the organization’s DMLC Part 2.

■■ The technical and operational standards of ship board working and living conditions described in the MLC, 2006. 

■■ Flag State guidelines (U.S.) addressing the implementation, inspection, certification and enforcement of the MLC, 2006 allowing the

participant to respond to the Proposed Rulemaking process.

■■ Title 1 – Minimum Requirements for Seafarers.

■■ Title 2 – Conditions of Employment

■■ Title 3 – Accommodation, Recreational Facilities, Food and Catering.

■■ Title 4 – Health protection, Medical care, Welfare and Social Security protection.

■■ Title 5 – Compliance and enforcement and Complaint handling procedures.

■■ Guidelines for Flag State and Port State Inspectors.

■■ Practical guidance on how to incorporate MLC into your organization’s Quality Management System.
Workshop Developer and Instructor

Captain Craig Thomas, President of Agile Marine LLC, has over 37 year’s Marine Industry experience since graduating from the State University of New York Maritime College. His seagoing career covered positions from Third Officer up to and including Master before coming ashore as a Port Captain to work for Hess Oil in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thereafter he moved into various and progressive positions ashore with Mobil Oil Corporation in New York, London, Melbourne and San Francisco with the newly merged ExxonMobil in 2000. He moved on to senior positions with Seabulk Offshore in Switzerland and most recently served as the General Manager for Bunkers (Gibraltar) Ltd. before founding Agile Marine. He has the rare combination of extensive sailing experience, including sailing as Master for Mobil Shipping, as well as senior shoreside management knowledge and expertise within the oil shipping, terminal and offshore supply/support operations, chartering, training and bunkering industry. Captain Thomas has successfully attended extensive training courses on MLC provided by Lloyds Register and the Liberian Flag Registry and is an U.S. Coast Guard/IMO Model Course approved Instructor at MITAGS/PMI.

Additional Information:

PMI: For additional information on this program at MITAGS-PMI, please contact Mr. Gregg Trunnell toll-free at (888) 893-7829 or via e-mail at Interested individuals may also visit the MITAGS-PMI website at

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