canada_emblemWhy wrestle with ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006? For those who need a short introduction to the new protocol and want to understand its ramifications without racking their brains, we recommend a newly published article about MLC 2006 by Darryl Anderson, managing director of Vancouver-based Wave Point Consulting and  MBA graduate of the Australian Maritime College. 

Mr Anderson talks about the Port State Control implications for shipowners and seafarers of what has been called the ‘fourth pillar’ of the international regulatory framework for shipping. He also comments briefly on the policy position of Canada, the 10th country to ratify MLC 2006. This is a most timely essay, what with just  six months to go before MLC 2006 comes into force. You can check it out here. ~Barista Uno

NOTE: You may also be interested in our blog post, Seafarer Education and MLC 2006. The full text of MLC 2006 can be downloaded from our Downloads section.

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