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AMSA conducts Maritime Labour Convention training in Indonesia

Thursday 18 June 2015
Earlier this month we provided Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) training in Jakarta, Indonesia. Australia is a signatory to the MLC, 2006 which provides working and living standards for the world’s 1.4 million seafarers.
Paul MacGillivary presents at the MLC, 2006 seminar

To date, the MLC, 2006 has been ratified by 65 International Labour Organization (ILO) member countries. However, Indonesia is still in the process of ratification. Considering that the MLC, 2006 has been in force since August 2013, and many seafarers need to be protected by the convention, Indonesia wishes to accelerate its ratification process. We were therefore asked to provide MLC, 2006 training under the auspices of the Indonesian Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP) to assist the Directorate General for Sea Transportation (DGST) in the ratification process.

On 1 June, AMSA officer Paul MacGillivary presented at an MLC, 2006 seminar for 75 attendees. Paul also conducted a training course for 30 students from 3-6 June.

The seminar and training were run in cooperation with the DGST, with participants from the Directorate of Shipping and Seafarers and the Directorate of Sea and Coast Guard. Attendees included Marine Inspectors, Port State Control Officers and selected ship owners/operators of ships engaged on international voyages.

The seminar and training course:

  • provided comprehensive and up-to-date information on the MLC, 2006
  • in the DGST context, raised awareness and understanding of staff and relevant stakeholders in implementing the MLC, 2006, particularly related to seafarer employment, health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection
  • provided information related to certification, compliance and enforcement.

MLC, 2006 seminar attendees
MLC, 2006 seminar attendees