When the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) was announced to the superyacht industry in 2008, there was an immediate backlash – it seemed to threaten the very existence of megayachts, particularly in the 40m to 60m bracket. From crew welfare to the infamous crew accommodation requirements, we bring you a complete archive of our coverage from first reactions to the latest news on the legislation. Tim Thomas

Maritime Labour Convention Highlights

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Ratified!

The controversial Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has been ratified. Now the yacht industry must decide how to react to its restrictions

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Yacht designers' responses

Designers complain that the new MLC 2006 regulations regarding crew quarters are not suited to the yachting industry, and should only apply to commercial and military vessels.

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: The industry's opposition

Figures from the yachting and superyacht industry voice their opinions and opposition to the Maritime Labour Convention's initial proposals for crew cabin sizes.

Latest Maritime Labour Convention articles

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Ratified!
The controversial Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has been ratified. Now the yacht industry must decide how to react to its restrictions
 
Maritime Labour Convention: A sea change in regulation
The Marine Labour Convention 2006 brings in regulation changes the rules for private yachts in commercial charter service.
 
Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Yacht designers' responses
Designers complain that the new MLC 2006 regulations regarding crew quarters are not suited to the yachting industry, and should only apply to commercial and military vessels.
 
Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Letters and views from the owners
Yacht owners express their concerns over the implications of the Maritime Labour Convention's rules on crew accommodation.
 
Owners’ guide to crew contracts
The new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will influence multiple aspects of crew provision and staffing, not only in terms of accommodation but also their welfare, working hours and social security.
 
Maritime Labour Convention: Mandatory standards table
This table presents the most important mandatory standards that will be required under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, relating to crew's quarters, mess, recreational and medical facilities.
 
First look at the Maritime Labour Convention 2006
The Marine Labour Convention will have a major impact on the working conditions of yacht crews, which owners and designers must take into account.

 

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