MGN 480 Amendment 1 Ship owners liabilities and seafarer compensation

Includes amended section 3, which comes into force on 6 April 2018 and reflects amendments to the MS MLC minimum requirements for seafarers, regulations 2014.

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MGN 480 Amendment 1 has been replaced by MGN 480 Amendment 2


MGN 480 (M) Amendment 1 Maritime labour convention 2006 ship owners liabilities including seafarer compensation

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This notice should be read with MS MLC minimum requirements for seafarers, regulations 2014 and replaces MGN 480

Notice to all

  • shipowners
  • masters
  • manning agents and
  • seafarers

Amendment 1 makes the following changes

  • the shipowners liability for wages in case of incapacity ceases if the seafarers employment agreement expires or is terminated in accordance with the terms of the agreement
  • a seafarers employment agreement may not be terminated for the sole or main purpose of avoiding liability
  • the amount proportion of wages payable during the period of incapacity may be set in a collective bargaining agreement. In the absence of a provision in a collective bargaining agreement basic wages must be paid
Published 7 March 2018