The Maritime Labour Convention, was adopted in February 2006, and came into force on August 20, 2013.
The establishment of the MLC, 2006, has a significant effect on all commercial shipping, including commercial yachts/ superyachts. This agreement is mandatory for all ships in commerce.
Vessels of -500GT are not required to be certified but ALL vessels must justify the consideration of this agreement, by a procedure of a Voluntary Certification.
Magalie MILLIOU, CEO of Mariteam Services, was trained by the Panama Maritime Authority in 2012, in New York, of relevant aspects of the MLC, 2006. [Certificat MLC]
As a result, she set up a support and follow-up service to assist captains, yacht operators and owners to meet international standards and take into account crew life on board. Upon completion of the audit, a Certificate of Conformity valid for five (5) years from the date of inspection will be issued.
In addition, Panama Shipping Registrar INC., which is approved Recognised Organisation (RO), has verified the “Procedures Manual” used by Mariteam Services.