Australia: AMSA Clamping Down on MLC Non-compliance


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)  has issued a Media Release highlighting the steps they are taking to deal with vessels that are found to be non-compliant with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).

AMSA have indicated that they will detain vessels that are found not to conform to MLC if “the conditions on board are clearly hazardous to the safety, health and security of seafarers or the non-conformity constitutes a serious breach of the requirements of MLC (including seafarers’ rights)”

A copy of the Media Release can be read here.

For further information, Members should contact local P&I correspondents and/or port agents.