Maritime Labour Convention, 2006,
as amended (MLC, 2006)

Including 2018 amendments

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006,
as amended (MLC, 2006)

This fifth edition of the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Frequently Asked Questions has been prepared by the International Labour Office. The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended, (MLC, 2006), was adopted by the 94th (Maritime) Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) on 23 February 2006. The MLC, 2006 entered into force on 20 August 2013 and, as of December 2019, has been ratified by 96 countries representing more than 91 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships.