The Professional Yachtsmen’s Association (PYA) have announced a 2 day training seminar on Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), sponsored by Oceanco. The training seminar will take place at the Novotel, Monte-Carlo (Monaco) on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October, 2011.
The MLC 2006 is expected to come into force internationally around the end of 2012/early 2013. The MLC will bring in and set the new internationally agreed minimum living and working conditions for seafarers working at sea.
The MCA will inspect UK ships and Yacht Managers and Yacht Crew will need to show their compliance with the new requirements. This training seminar’s aim is to prepare and equip the yachting sector in advance of these inspections.
Yacht Managers and Yacht Crew will benefit from advice on how the inspection regime may impact across the Red Ensign Group (REG guidance on interpretation of the requirements from the MCA first hand). Participants will be able to ask questions and get answers directly. At this seminar, as the regulator, the MCA will explain how the MLC 2006 inspection regime will be applied to the UK yacht sector. This event will also be relevant to those flagged with the other REG administrations.
Course content is based on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) own syllabus for MLC implementation. Notes and hand outs will be provided by MCA. The programme features practical exercises that will enhance delegate understanding of MLC. You may download the course programme here. The course will cover the changes to Merchant Shipping legislation brought in by the MLC. The format of the MLC inspection and how to prepare for Inspections. Completion of the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) Part II. Onshore Complaints procedures, and Seafarer Employment Agreements.
It is expected that following attendance, delegates will have the information and training they need to get their company and yacht policies, procedures and documentation in order. Consequently the MLC inspections should take place more efficiently. It will also mean that the risk of detention in the UK or other ports will be greatly reduced as a result.
MCA will issue Course Attendance Certificates to all delegates who attend the full 2 day course.
To ensure that the seminar truly represents the tripartite nature of this ILO Convention, representatives of the UK social partners, the British Chamber of Shipping and Nautilus International will also be presenting at this event. In addition, this seminar is supported by the yacht industry: Oceanco a founder member of Super Yacht Builders Association (SYBAss), have shown their support for MLC and are sponsoring the training.
The cost for attending this training seminar is €500 per delegate. Lunch is included on both days. This low price is achieved by a combination of the non- profit making nature of PYA and thanks to the sponsorship from Oceanco. Organisations sending more than 1 delegate will receive a 10% discount. This 2 day course represents excellent value for money.
There are many MLC training courses on offer at the moment and as ever, training budgets are limited. However, what should be kept in mind is the uniqueness of this particular course: This training is truly tripartite and is being given directly by MCA – the regulator.