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Standards - seafarer compensation shipowner liability regulations

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Seeks views on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 regulations about minimum standards on seafarer compensation and shipowner liability.

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Consultation description

The main changes to UK law which are required to comply with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) and proposed in these draft regulations are:

  • statutory shipowner liability for losses suffered by the seafarer as a result from the loss or foundering of the ship
  • statutory requirement for shipowner to arrange financial security to assure compensation in the event of death or long-term disability of seafarers due to an occupational injury, illness or hazard
  • extending the existing shipowner duties to meet costs of burial or cremation of seafarers who die during the course of their employment to cover burial or cremation in UK

Additional documents


Consultation letter about minimum standards for seafarer compensation and shipowner liability

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Published 8 May 2012