MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION
On 20 August 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) entered into force. The MLC applies to all cargo and passenger ships, irrespective of size. As of that date, the MLC became a part of Faroese maritime legislation.
The Convention implies stricter flag State control obligations, as well as a possibility of controlling ships from other countries through Port State Control.
The convention introduced a requirement for certification to document compliance for ships with a tonnage of or above 500 engaged in international trade.
The overall purpose of the MLC is to ensure all aspects of seafarers’ conditions of employment, from the conclusion of employment contracts over the right to a free homeward voyage to occupational health and social security.On this webpage we follow up on the Convention and related Faroese legislation and the subsequent implications for the Faroese fleet.
Executive Order No. 4 of 6 January 2017 on Insurance or other Financial Security for Covering the Shipowner’s Liability towards the Seafarer and the Master in case of Breach of the Employment Agreement
The Employees Guarantee Fund - declaration
The Faroese National Health Insurance - declaration
The Faroese Maternity/Paternity System - declaration
The Social Office - declaration
The Faroese National Board of Industrial Injuries - declaration
EXECUTIVE ORDERS under the MLC 2006 and the Faroese Seafarers' Act:
Medicine Chest and Medical Treatment on board: