Friday, September 18, 2020
Maritime News

Australia Bans Fourth Ship for Underpaying Crew Wages

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned yet another vessel for deliberately underpaying crew wages, which in this case the operator attempted to conceal from the authorities. The AMSA on...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 57

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Maritime News

Labor Abuse Allegations Tie Up Ships in Australia Ports

By Aaron Clark, Annie Lee and Jinshan Hong (Bloomberg) — Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent...

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Maritime News

Australia Bans Another Ship Over Wages Owed to Crew

For the second time in less than a week, Australian maritime officials have banned a foreign-flagged bulk carrier from its ports over underpaid wages to crew. The Australian Maritime Safety...

July 29, 2020
Total Views: 46

Monday, July 27, 2020
Maritime News

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier Over Underpayments to Crew

Officials in Australia have banned a Liberian-flagged ship from visiting Australian ports for six months after discovering that the ship’s crew had been withheld pay in violation of international maritime...

July 27, 2020
Total Views: 51

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Maritime News

German-Owned Bulk Carrier Detained in Australia Over MLC Breaches

Australian authorities have detained the Liberian-registered bulk carrier Anna-Elisabeth has been detained after its crew complained of insufficient food, bullying, and denial of shore leave, the International Transport Workers’ Federation...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 57

Monday, November 26, 2018
Maritime News

ILO Adopts New Minimum Monthly Wage for Seafarers

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Union has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly wage for seafarers. The mechanism agreed to is...

November 26, 2018
Total Views: 159

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Maritime News

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier for One Year for Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for 12 months after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid....

July 12, 2018
Total Views: 85

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Maritime News

Australia Bans Cargo Ship Over Maritime Labour Convention Violations

Australia has banned the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora from its ports for three months due violations of international crew welfare laws after the operator failed to pay crew wages...

March 27, 2018
Total Views: 40

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Bulk Carrier Banned from Australia After Caught Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier DL Carnation from entering Australian ports for one year after the vessel was caught underpaying crew wages. The...

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 40

Friday, July 28, 2017
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Maritime News

European Commission Adopts New Measures to Improve Searfarers’ Working Conditions

The European Commission has agreed to the adoption of a proposal by its maritime social partners to improve the working conditions of seafarers on board of EU-flagged vessels by updating...

July 28, 2017
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Maritime News

MT Sea Emperor Crew Unpaid, Without Warm Clothing Off UK

Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port in the UK were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months, according to...

February 7, 2017
Total Views: 26

Thursday, January 19, 2017

IMO: New Rules to Protect Financial Security of Seafarers

New amendments entering into force this week under the IMO’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) seeking to protect the financial security of seafarers by requiring shipowners to obtain mandatory insurance to...

January 19, 2017
Total Views: 22

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Maritime News

Paris MoU Planning MLC, 2006 Crackdown

The Paris MoU on Port State Control is getting ready to launch a 3-month campaign intended to crack down on sub-standard working and living conditions on board ships by verifying...

July 28, 2016
Total Views: 44

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Australia Detains Bulk Carrier Over Crew Labor Violations

  Australian authorities have detained a Panama-flagged bulk carrier over several crew labor violations including non-payment of wages. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says it was tipped off to possible...

September 10, 2015
Total Views: 5

Friday, December 5, 2014

Concern Over Unpaid Wages Persists Despite MLC Success

Overall confidence in the successful implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) should not conceal continuing concern over the risk of abandonment and the timely payment of crew wages.

December 5, 2014
Total Views: 15

Monday, November 17, 2014
Maritime News

Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year

The Paris MoU reports 113 ship detentions related to Maritime Labour Conventions 2006 deficiencies in the first twelve months since the convention entered into force.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maritime News

Video: A Day In The Life… One Year After MLC 2006

It was one year ago today that the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, also known as the “Seafarers Bill of Rights” or simply MLC 2006, entered into force.

August 20, 2014
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Union Task Force Aims to Replace U.S. and European Mariners Working Offshore Africa

A multi-national labor union group announced a special task force this month aimed at cutting the number of U.S. and European citizens working aboard offshore service vessels active in African...

October 22, 2013
Total Views: 3

Monday, August 26, 2013

BIMCO: Professionalism The Key to MLC 2006 Success

The “fourth pillar” of maritime regulation – the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – is now in place and along with high hopes for trouble-free implementation, will be soon making its mark. Will it really make a difference?

August 26, 2013
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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MLC 2006 | Seafarers’ Bill of Rights Enters into Force

SINGAPORE –  20 August 2013 – The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, also known as the “Seafarers Bill of Rights” has officially entered into force today. This convention, which comes into force in...

August 20, 2013
Total Views: 218