Implementing the Maritime Labour Convention 2006

We're consulting on UK proposals to implement the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

The UK ratified the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 on 7 August 2013 and it will enter into force on the 7 August 2014.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing its merchant shipping legislation in line with meeting the requirements laid down in the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. A series of consultations are being run on these regulatory packages.


  1. Merchant shipping recruitment and placement regulations
  2. Merchant shipping minimum age regulations
  3. Merchant shipping medical care regulations
  4. Merchant shipping crew accommodation regulations
  5. Merchant shipping health and safety protection and accident prevention regulations
  6. Merchant shipping food and catering regulations
  7. Repatriation of seafarers on sea-going ships regulations
  8. Minimum standards for payment of seafarers wages regulations
  9. Standards - seafarer compensation shipowner liability regulations
  10. Ship surveys, certification and seafarer complaints proceedures regulations
  11. Employment agreements for seafarers on UK sea-going ships
Published 25 June 2013