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Detail of outcome
Please refer to the final outcome document.
Detail of feedback received
Five written responses were received from significant players in the industry. These supported the need for the Regulations in general as an essential part of implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
They provided some detailed drafting comments on the regulations but primarily focussed on requests for improvement to the supporting guidance, which were taken into account in producing the final versions. There were no substantive comments on the approach taken or the proposed survey and inspection regime.
We are consulting on proposals for giving full effect to Regulation 5.1 and 5.2 and Standard A5.1 of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).
The bulk of the proposed new regulations, which deal with the UK’s flag state responsibilities under Title 5.1 of the MLC, apply only to UK ships - a flag state being the state under whose laws a vessel is registered or licensed.
Proposed Regulation 11 allows the UK government to carry out an MLC survey for a non-UK ship at the request of its flag state if that is a ratifying state.
Proposed Regulations 20 to 22 allow the UK to exercise port state control of non-UK ships in UK waters once the MLC is in force. The regulations do not apply to the following:
- pleasure vessels
- fishing vessels
- ships of traditional build
- warships or naval auxiliaries