Consultation outcome

Ship surveys, certification and seafarer complaints proceedures regulations

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Outcome of consultation on MLC 2006 provisions on ship surveys, certification and seafarer complaints procedures regulations

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Detail of outcome

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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.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 regulations about the certification of certain UK ships.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

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

Documents

Consultation letter about regulations on ship surveys, certification and seafarer complaints proceedures

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Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 4 May 2018 + show all updates
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