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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

GUIDELINES TO SHIPPING COMPANIES ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

The Office of National Statistics has reported that one in six adults will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time. The chances of members of ships’ crews being affected are therefore statistically high – and may be exacerbated by particular aspects of seafaring, such as separation from family and isolation.
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

At the 105th annual meeting of the International Labour Conference, amendments were voted for regarding the protection of seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying and to allow for an extension of the validity of flag state issued maritime labour certificates.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2017

2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Delegates at the 105th annual meeting of the International Labour Conference overwhelmingly voted in favour of further amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, in order to better protect seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying and to allow for an extension of the validity of maritime labour certificates
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Financial security – 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006

The 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 are due to come into force on 18 January 2017. The amendments will require the carriage of certificates, or other documentary evidence, of financial security with respect to shipowners’ liability, and repatriation and abandonment.

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