Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Round Table Out Now - What Does The MLC Mean For Global Insurers?

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June 3, 2014 - PRLog -- The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 was adopted at a Maritime session of the International Labour Conference in 2006 and came into force on 20 August 2013.

There are more than 1.5 million seafarers in the world. A majority of these seafarers now have a right to be protected through national laws and practices applying the MLC, 2006 to the ships on which they work. Title 4 of the MLC covers Health Protection, Medical Care, Welfare and Social Security Protection. From August 20th 2013 all vessels over a certain size have to comply with a new labour convention known as the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.


07 Forward With Philip Wright CCO Globality Health

08 Round Table Questions

13  Round Table: What Does The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Mean For The Global Insurance Industry?

33 New Cover For The Untapped Seafarers Market From Globality Health

36 iPMI Magazine Speaks With ........

40 Claims Arising From Maritime Emergencies Can Be Huge

43 New Measures To Protect Seafarers From Abandonment

45 Shipping Losses Decline, Emerging Risks Pose Serious Challenges To Marine Industry And Insurers

49 Republic Of The Congo Ratifies The MLC 2006

51 ILO and Maritime Sector Address Abandonment Of Seafarers And Shipowners’ Liability

What has the Maritime Labour Convention meant for the insurance industry?

I think a more important question is: What does the Maritime Labour Convention mean for Sea Farers?

Seafarers deserve the same right to benefits, the same access to the best medical treatment and the same security expected and enjoyed by those who work ashore. For too long the challenging life of the seafarer has gone unnoticed, but due to the MLC this is now changing.

Legislation brings reform and improvements to working conditions, granting the same care and concern that shore side employees receive and benefit from.

For the insurance industry, the MLC 2006 equals a reconsideration of how to best provide insurance solutions for seafarers.

It also means continuing debate. Should seafarers remain insured as beneficiaries of a Ship owner’s Liability policy, or should they properly be ‘insured persons’ in their own right?

We believe that the Convention envisages seafarers being provided benefits in the same way as employees ashore are looked after. In fact it states this in terms.

Regulation 4.1.4 states that the “requirements for on-board health and medical care set out in the Code include standards for measures aimed at providing seafarers with health protection and medical care as comparable as possible to that which is generally available to workers ashore.”

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