The MLC 2006 consolidates 68 international maritime labor legal instruments and recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Q: What is the purpose of the MLC 2006?

  1. Codifies seafarers’ rights together with health, safety and employment standards.
  2. It establishes an enforcement and monitoring mechanism for the protection of seafarers ‘rights.

Q: Has Malaysia ratified the MLC 2006?

Q: What are the amendments introduced under the MSO (Amendment) Act 2016?

  1. Manning and qualification, ensures ships have the necessary volume and professionally ascertained seafarers’ when conducting the voyage.
  2. Conditions of service, creates enforceable rights and obligations between seafarers and their employers.
  3. Wages
  4. Health
  5. Accommodation and Provisions
  6. Conduct and discipline

Q:  Who must comply to these amendments?

  1. Owners
  2. Seafarers’
  3. Ships

Q: Is proper enforcement in place for the amendments under the MSO (Amendment) Act 2016?