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Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Latest ratifications

More countries ratify the Maritime Labour Convention TheMaritime Labour Convention, 2006 or MLC, 2006 is an international labour Convention adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). It provides international standards for the world's first genuinely global industry.Widely known as the "seafarers' bill of rights," the MLC, 2006 was adopted by government, employer and workers representatives at a special ILO International Labour Conference in February 2006.It is unique in that it aims both to achieve decent work for seafarers and to secure economic interests through fair competition for quality ship owners.The following are the latest ratifications of MLC 2006.GermanyGermany becomes the43rd ILO Member State and the 17th European country to ratify theMaritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), a landmark convention which constitutes the fourth pillar of the international maritime legal regime complementing key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with decent working and living conditions for seafarers and conditions of fair competition for ship owners. Germany has around 350 registered vesselstotallingmore than 15,3 million gross tonnage under its flag and is the third country of ownership in the world. The port of Hamburg, third largest seaport in Europe, 14th world's largest container port and second largest European container port, is a ...

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Lithuania to remain in safe shipping list of Paris Memorandum

Lithuania will remain in Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Ship Security's white list Lithuania will remain in Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Ship Security's white list.Last year, only one ship did not comply with the security requirements out of 64 tested in Lithuanian ship register, the Lithuania-based maritime news portal Jura reports.This made only 1.56% of the total amount. This rate is the lowest, counting since 2003, reports LETA/ELTA.Ships sailing with the Lithuanian flag are technically secure and comply with the requirements of safe shipping.State control inspectors are working vigorously to check ships' security. This indicator is a key determinant, allowing joining the Paris Memorandum. It also determines into which list, a country is included. Lithuania has reached the top white list of Paris Memorandum in 2009.Because of this, now the Lithuanian ships are much more valued for their security levels. In such a way, ship owners have less problems with the checking of their ships, to put it simple, their ships are tested less.Source: Baltic Course

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