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First Marshall Island registered ship attains MLC 2006 Certificate
Monday, 01 November 2010 17:38

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced that a product chemical tanker ‘Ivy Express’ managed by their group ship management company MOL Tankship Management (Europe) received a certificate of the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), which is expected to come into force in the near future.

 

The ‘Ivy Express’ is the world’s first vessel of Marshall Island registry to have received the certificate.

MLC 2006 aims to improve the working and living conditions of seafarers, and is called as the fourth pillar of maritime treaties, following in the wake of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, International Convention on Standards of Training, Certificate and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. The MLC 2006 goal is to establish global standards for maritime labour.

The treaty is expected to come into force in late 2011. MOL Tankship Management (Europe) respects the purport of the treaty, which led to acquisition of the Ivy Express. In the future, the company will also acquire vessels of registry other than Marshall Islands.