Ensign – Large Yacht Services of the MCA
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) becomes mandatory on 20 August 2013.
For new construction yachts, the revised crew accommodation requirements are contained in LY3 sections 21A and 21B, which is of interest to all yacht builders and designers.
For other aspects of the MLC, which also affects existing yachts, please go to our website and follow the link. This provides valuable information for yacht crews, managers and owners.
Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEAs) replace existing crew agreements.
Note that examination of SEA's will be undertaken by the attending surveyor as part of the MLC audit.
It is intended to harmonise MLC audits and certification with those for ISM and ISS
For more information, and general enquiries, please call: +44 191 496 9917
You can also refer to an article in our Crew Management section for financial advice in light of these changes: MLC 2006: What You Need to Know