Maritime Labour Convention 2006, developed by International Labour Organization ILO), ILO is often referred to as the fourth pillar of International Maritime Law along with : SOLAS 1974, STCW 1978 and MARPOL 73/78.

MLC 2006 was the result of tripartite negotiations by representatives of gevernments, employers and workers. THe Convention provides a comprehensive rights and protection at work for seafarers in the world and aims to achieve decent work arrangements for seafarer, adn securing economic interests in fair competition for ship owners.

The main part of MLC, 2006 (Regulation and Code) are grouped into five main section called ‘Title’.


This Convension doesn’t apply to:

Matters that must be checked and found as the fulfillment of national rules in the application of MLC requirements:

In relation to the importance of implementing the MLC, 2006, BKI provide consultancy, inspection and certification of the implementation of the MLC, 2006. But, considering that Indonesia has not ratified the convention and the absence of delegation to the BKI, BKI will only issue a Statement of Compliance for ships and companies that have met the requirements of the MLC, 2006.