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Jonathan spremulli liberia[1]

  1. 1. 5th Annual Norwegian Sea Health Conference, BergenMaritime Labour Convention, 2006: How will Liberia implement the Convention? Jonathan Spremulli CEng CMarEng MIMarEST General Manager, LISCR (UK) Limited
  2. 2. Registry Overview: LIBERIA’S CURRENT FLEET  3,850 Vessels  128 Million GT  12.5% of World’s Ocean Going Fleet
  3. 3. STRONG GROWTH TODAY 3,850 Ships 128 Mil. GT Ships Gross Tonnage (Millions)10-Year Growth 1967 71 mil. % Growth 115% 133%
  4. 4. FLEET SIZE: HISTORY AND FUTURE TODAY 3,850 Ships 128 Mil. GT
  5. 5. LIBERIAN FLEET BY VESSEL TYPE
  6. 6. DISTRIBUTION OF LIBERIA’S NETWORKWorld-wide Network of Inspectors & Auditors
  7. 7. LIBERIAN FLEET BY RECOGNISED ORGANISATION CCS LRS GL 1% 16% KRS 27% <1% NKK 11% RS RINA 3% 2% DNV ABS BV 18% 15% 7%
  8. 8. LIBERIAN REGISTRY – QUALITY REPUTATION Average Fleet Age < 13 years Tokyo MOU Top Tier Records Paris MOU – Low Risk Flag US Coast Guard – QUALSHIP 21 BIMCOTop Ranking in INTERCARGOFlag State Performance INTERTANKOTable INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING (Liberian Shipowners Council-member of ICS)* As determined by the Round table of INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEDERATIONInternational Shipping OCIMF / SIREAssociations RIGHTSHIP (HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE +5)
  9. 9. How will Liberia implement the Convention?
  10. 10. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Purpose of MLC, 2006The Maritime Labour Convention has two primarypurposes:• To ensure “Decent Work” to all seafarers• To ensure a “Level Playing Field”- Fair CompetitionIt will be the “Fourth Pillar” to the international maritime regulatory regime
  11. 11. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Seafarers’ rights under MLC, 2006Article IV - Seafarers’ employment and social rights• All seafarers are entitled to:  a safe and secure workplace  fair terms of employment  decent working and living conditions  health protection, medical care, welfare measures and other forms of social protection• Rights are then set out in detail in the Titles (in the Regulations and Code provisions)
  12. 12. How will Liberia implement the Convention?Regulation 4.1: Medical care on board ship and ashore• Seafarers are entitled to health protection and medical care on board ship• Right to visit a qualified medical doctor or dentist for essential dental care• Medical care in principle must be at no cost to the seafarer
  13. 13. How will Liberia implement the Convention?Regulation 4.1: Medical care on board ship and ashore• Standard medical form accepted by Liberia must be used on board.• Medical log to record treatment on-board and ashore• Carry on board a medical doctor / or at least one person to provide medical care of medical first aid
  14. 14. How will Liberia implement the Convention?Regulation 4.1: Medical care on board ship and ashore• Shall carry current edition of WHO International Medical Guide for ships, MFAG and MSDS sheets• Ships on international voyages shall carry the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) manual• Shall carry up-to-date list of radio stations through which medical advice can be obtained
  15. 15. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 4.2: Shipowners’ liability• Shipowners must bear the costs of sickness and injury while serving under a seafarers employment agreement or arising from their employment while serving under such an agreement.• Shipowners must bear the expense of medical care, treatment, medicines, and board and lodging away from home until recovery or until declared permanently unfit, which may be limited to a period of not less than 16 weeks
  16. 16. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 4.2: Shipowners’ liability• Where sickness or injury results in incapacity for work, full wages to be paid until repatriated.• Shipowners shall pay at least one-third of the basic wages from the day a seafarer is repatriated until their recovery, which may be limited to a period of not less than 16 weeks• CBA’s may provide for more favourable terms and conditions than those provided for above
  17. 17. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 4.2: Shipowners’ liability• Pay monetary compensation in case of death, pay the costs of transporting the remains and burial expenses if death occurs during period of engagement• Shipowners must provide evidence of financial security
  18. 18. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 4.5: Social Security• Labour-supplying state that is party to MLC, 2006 must ensure social security protection• Must provide at least three (3) of the nine (9) benefits under standard A4.5.1• Arrangements may be through bilateral and multilateral agreements, and through private schemes or through CBA’s
  19. 19. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 4.5: Social Security• Labour-supplying state is not party to MLC, 2006, the shipowner is required to ensure that seafarers are provided with the benefits• Seafarers employment agreement shall identify the social security protection provided• Mandatory contributions identified in the employment agreement must be made on time
  20. 20. How will Liberia implement the Convention?Regulation 2.1 – Seafarers’ employment agreement• The employment agreement must contain the minimum particulars in standard A 2.14, which includes: – Shipowner’s name and address – Entitlement to repatriation – Health protection benefits under Standards A 4.1 and A4.2 – Social security protection benefits under Standard A4.5 – Reference to the applicable CBA
  21. 21. How will Liberia implement the Convention? Regulation 5.1 - Flag State Responsibilities• DMLC Part I and Marine Notices lay down the measures• DMLC Part II review questionnaire provided• Review of DMLC Part II by the Administration• Over 100 MLC inspectors trained to inspect and certify• Commenced certifying recruitment and placement services• Registry website: www.liscr.com
  22. 22. Questions or Comments?Thank You for Listening
  23. 23. THE LIBERIAN REGISTRY ESTABLISHED INDISCOVER THE WORLD’SLEADING SHIP REGISTRY 1948

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