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IMO

International Transport Workers's Federation 

ITF Mexico City Policy

(ITF policy on minimum conditions on merchant ships)

http://www.itfseafarers.org/files/publications/28141/MCP_english_inside.pdf

http://www.itfseafarers.org/ITI-IMO-ILO.cfm

IMO and ILO

Introduction: the IMO

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is the United Nations agency responsible for developing international regulation for the shipping industry. This includes measures to deal with safety, the environment, technical co-operation, legal issues and security.

What does the IMO do?

The IMO sets international maritime standards through a number of Conventions and guidelines. The three main IMO Conventions are:

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) – which covers safety at sea
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention (STCW) – covering training and professional standards for seafarers
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) – which addresses environmental concerns

Why is the IMO important to seafarers?

The IMO Conventions are of importance to seafarers because they have a direct impact on living and working conditions. The IMO is made up of representatives of the flag States. The ITF, representing the interests of seafarers, and the organisations of the shipping industry have observer status. This means that we can have an input into discussions but no vote on any decisions that are to be taken. The ITF has a permanent representative to the IMO, in addition there are monitors elected from ITF affiliated unions who participate in the various committees. Our aim is to ensure that seafarers’ interests are addressed and protected when any new regulation is being considered.

Which areas are covered?

There are committees or sub-committees on the following subjects

  • Maritime safety
  • Marine environment protection
  • Legal
  • Facilitation
  • Technical co-operation
  • Bulk liquids and gases
  • Radiocommunications and search and rescue
  • Ship design and equipment
  • Dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers
  • Fire protection
  • Flag State implementation
  • Safety of navigation
  • Stability of load lines and on fishing vessels safety
  • Standards of training and watchkeeping

Introduction: the ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the UN agency that sets internationally recognised labour standards to protect the rights of workers.

The ILO is made up of a social partnership of governments, employers and trade unions. ITF leads the work of the shipping and fisheries trade unions in this partnership.

What does the ILO do?

The ILO sets international labour standards through key international agreements:

  • Declaration of Fundamental Rights at Work (1998) enshrines the right of workers to organise and bargain effectively, as well as freedom from discrimination and other basic employment rights
  • Eight ‘core’ ILO Conventions cover the fundamental rights expressed in the Declaration. These Conventions cover:           

                - Forced labour
                - Freedom of association and protection of the right to organise
                - Right to organise and collective bargaining
                - Equal remuneration
                - Abolition of forced labour
                - Discrimination (employment and occupation)
                - Minimum age
                - Elimination of the worst forms of child labour

Major achievements of the ILO over the past few years include the adoption of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, and the Work in Fishing Convention.

What is the Maritime Labour Convention?

Adopted in February 2006, the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention sets the minimum standards to ensure satisfactory conditions of employment for the world’s seafarers. It brings together and updates over 65 other ILO maritime labour instruments, while introducing a system of certification and inspection to enforce it.

This Convention needs to be ratified by a minimum number of ILO member states to come into effect - the European Parliament wants to see European Union countries ratify the Convention by 2008.

Once ratified, ships of all countries will be subject to inspection in the ports of any country that has ratified. Ships could be detained if they are deemed not to have met the standards set.

Which areas does it cover?

The Maritime Labour Conventions covers:

  • An employment agreement, guaranteeing decent on-board working and living conditions, to be signed by both the seafarer and the shipowner, or a representative of the shipowner
  • Monthly pay, in full and in accordance with the employment agreement and any applicable collective agreement
  • 14-hour work limit in any 24-hour period, 72 hours in any seven-day period
  • The shipowner must pay to repatriate a seafarer in case of illness, injury, shipwreck, insolvency, sale of ship and so on
  • Specific requirements for living accommodation and recreational facilities – including minimum room sizes, and satisfactory heating, ventilation, sanitary facilities, lighting and hospital accommodation.
  • Access to prompt medical care when on board and in port

Ships will need to comply with the Convention through holding a Maritime Labour Certificate and Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance issued by the flag state, which must be available on board for any port state inspection.

What is the Work in Fishing Convention?

The ILO Work in Fishing Convention (No.188) was adopted in 2007 to set standards to protect workers in the fishing sector. It will come into effect when it is ratified by a minimum of 10 ILO member states (including eight coastal nations). The Convention aims to ensure that fishers:

  • Have improved occupational safety and health and medical care at sea, and that sick or injured fishers receive care ashore
  • Receive sufficient rest for their health and safety
  • Have the protection of a work agreement
  • Have the same social security protection as other workers

There are also measures to ensure compliance and enforcement. Large fishing vessels on extended voyages may be inspected in foreign ports to ensure that fishers do not work under conditions that are hazardous to their safety and health.

Do the IMO and ILO work together?

Sometimes the IMO and ILO join forces to address issues of mutual concern. Two examples of this are the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident, for which there are now joint guidelines, and the issue of liability and compensation regarding claims for death, personal injury and abandonment of seafarers.

Further information on these issues is contained in the links on the right of this page.

           
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Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-002 M/s. ABS Marine Services Pvt. Ltd. 29.12.2005 28.12.2010 Renewed & Valid  
03.03.2011 02.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-003  M/s. Chettinad Marine & Offshore Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai 29.12.2005 28.12.2010 Renewed & Valid  
19.01.2011 18.10.2015
RPSL-MUM-004 M/s. British Marine PLC, Mumbai 17.01.2006 16.01.2011 Renewed & Valid  
17.01.2011 23.12.2015
RPSL-MUM-006 M/s. Jesseena Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 18.01.2006 17.01.2011 Renewed & Valid  
30.03.2011 29.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-007 M/s. Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd 21.02.2006 20.02.2011 Renewed & Valid  
11.05.2011 09.01.2016
RPSL-MUM-008 M/s. Van Oord India Pvt. Ltd 21.03.2006 20.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.03.2011 13.01.2016
RPSL-MUM-009 M/s. Pentagon Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 21.03.2006 20.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
20.03.2011 27.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-010 M/s. Seaarland Management Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Previous Name: Searland Management Services Pvt. Ltd 21.03.2006 20.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.03.2011 09.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-011 M/s. Torm Shipping India Pvt. Ltd Previous Name: Orinoco Marine Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd 21.03.2006 20.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
11.04.2011 13.01.2016
RPSL-MUM-013 M/s. Deejay Marine Enterprises Pvt. Ltd 22.03.2006 21.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
16.05.2011 15.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-014 M/s. Seaspan Crew Management India Pvt 22.03.2006 21.03.2011 Renewed & Valid  
22.03.2011 20.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-015 M/s. Aquarius International 12.04.2006 11.04.2011 Renewed & Valid  
12.04.2011 11.04.2016
RPSL-MUM-016 M/s. Northern Marine Management (India) Pvt. Ltd 20.04.2006 19.04.2011 Renewed & Valid  
18.04.2011 23.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-017 M/s. OMCI Shipmanagement Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. Previous Name: Loire Marine Services Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai 21.04.2006 20.04.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.04.2011 02.03.2016
Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-018 M/s. Barbar Ship Management (I) Ltd. New name: Wilhelmsen Ship Management(I) Pvt. Ltd 21.04.2006 20.04.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.04.2011 20.12.2015
RPSL-MUM-019 M/s. Orient Ship Management & manning Pvt. Ltd 16.05.2006 15.05.2011 Renewed & Valid  
16.05.2011 15.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-021 M/s. Orient Express Ship Management Ltd 16.05.2006 15.05.2011 Renewed & Valid  
16.05.2011 15.05.2016
RPSL-MUM-022 M/s. Chellaram Shipping Pvt. Ltd 22.05.2006 21.05.2011 Renewed & Valid  
22.05.2011 21.05.2016
RPSL-MUM-023 M/s. IMS Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 09.06.2006 08.06.2011 Renewed & Valid  
09.06.2011 08.06.2016
RPSL-MUM-024 M/s. Geepee Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd 16.06.2006 15.06.2011 Renewed & Valid  
16.06.2011 01.04.2016
RPSL-MUM-027 M/s. APS Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd. 07.07.2006 06.07.2011 Renewed  
27.07.2011 12.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-029 M/s. OSM Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd 11.07.2006 10.07.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.09.2011 15.02.2016
RPSL-MUM-030 M/s. D'Amico Ships Ishima (India) Pvt. Ltd, M/s. d'Amico Ship Ishima India Pvt. Ltd 12.07.2006 11.07.2011 Renewed & Valid  
12.07.2011 11.07.2016
RPSL-MUM-031 M/s. N A Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 12.07.2006 11.07.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.07.2011 11.07.2016
RPSL-MUM-032 M/s. Tanker Pacific Management Pvt Ltd 14.07.2006 13.07.2011 Renewed & Valid  
14.07.2011 15.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-035 M/s. Seaking International 14.08.2006 13.08.2011 Renewed & Valid  
14.08.2011 13.08.2016
RPSL-MUM-036 M/s. Lalkar Marine Pvt. Ltd 23.08.2006 22.08.2011 Renewed & Valid  
16.09.2011 22.08.2016
RPSL-MUM-037 M/s. Nautical Marine Management Service Pvt. Ltd 05.09.2006 04.09.2011 Renewed & Valid  
06.09.2011 05.04.2016
           
Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-038 M/s. OCS Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Previous Name: M/s. Nortrans Maritime Services (India) Pvt. Ltd 18.10.2006 17.10.2011 Renewed & Valid  
18.10.2011 09.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-039 M/s. Killick Marine Services Ltd 18.10.2006 17.10.2011 Renewed & Valid  
18.10.2011 18.04.2013
29.05.2013 31.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-040 M/s. United Ocean Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 18.10.2006 17.10.2011 Renewed & Valid  
    18.11.2011 31.03.2013  
13.04.2013 12.04.2017  
RPSL-MUM-041 M/s. SNP Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd 18.10.2006 17.10.2011 Renewed & Valid  
18.11.2011 17.10.2016
RPSL-MUM-042 M/s. Alpha Omega Ship Management Pvt.Ltd 26.10.2006 25.10.2011 Renewed & Valid  
26.11.2011 25.10.2016
RPSL-MUM-043 M/s. MMS Maritime Agency (India) Pvt. Ltd 20.11.2006 19.11.2011 Renewed & Valid  
20.11.2011 19.11.2016
RPSL-MUM-045 M/s. Cenmar Maritime Agencies (India) Pvt. Ltd. 20.11.2006 19.11.2011 Renewed & Valid  
20.11.2011 12.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-047 M/s. KNK Ship Management 20.11.2006 19.11.2011 Renewed & Valid  
20.11.2011 31.12.2013
RPSL-MUM-048 M/s. Fleet Personnel Pvt. Ltd  20.11.2006 19.11.2011 Renewed & Valid  
20.11.2011 31.01.2015
RPSL-MUM-049 M/s. Elite Mariners Pvt. Ltd 23.11.2006 22.11.2011 Renewed & Valid  
23.11.2011 22.11.2016
RPSL-MUM-050 M/s. Marine Management Services Pvt. Ltd 05.12.2006 04.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
04.12.2011 16.03.2016
RPSL-MUM-052 M/s. MSC Ship Management (I) Pvt.ltd 06.12.2006 05.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
06.12.2012 05.12.2016  
RPSL-MUM-053 M/s. Dohle Danautic Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd Previous Name: M/s. Danautic Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 08.12.2006 07.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
08.06.2012 07.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-054 M/s. Marlow Navigation India Pvt. Ltd., Previous Name: M/s. Accord Manning Services Pvt. Ltd 08.12.2006 07.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
01.01.2012 27.12.2016
Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-055 M/s. BW Maritime Pte. Ltd. Previous Name: M/s. BW Shipping Managers Pte. Ltd 08.12.2006 07.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
08.12.2011 07.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-056 M/s. Herald Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd 15.12.2006 14.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
15.12.2011 14.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-058 M/s. Andromeda Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd 15.12.2006 14.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
15.12.2011 14.12.2016  
RPSL-MUM-059 M/s. Albatross Marine Services 15.12.2006 14.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
15.12.2011 09.05.2016  
RPSL-MUM-061 M/s. Lilly Maritime Pvt. Ltd 15.12.2006 14.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
15.12.2011 29.02.2016  
RPSL-MUM-062 M/s. Fleet Maritime Services (India)Pvt. Ltd 15.12.2006 14.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
15.12.2011 14.12.2016  
RPSL-MUM-064 M/s. Mitsui OSK Lines Maritime (India) Pvt. Ltd 19.12.2006 18.12.2011 renewed & Valid  
19.12.2011 18.12.2016  
RPSL-MUM-065 M/s. K Steamship Agencies Pvt. Ltd 19.12.2006 18.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
19.12.2011 18.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-066 M/s. Wallem Ship Management  (India) Pvt. Ltd 21.12.2006 20.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
21.12.2011 20.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-069 M/s. SVS Marine Services (P) Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
28.12.2011 27.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-071 M/s. Confidence Shipping Co. Pvt. Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
27.01.2012 27.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-072 M/s. Race Shipping & Transport Co. Pvt. Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
27.01.2012 27.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-073 M/s. Ofer Ships Management India Pvt. Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
28.12.2011 27.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-074 M/s. High Tide Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
28.12.2011 24.09.2016
Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-075 M/s. Sabino Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 28.12.2006 27.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
01.02.2012 12.07.2016
RPSL-MUM-078 M/s. Exmar Shipmanagement India Pvt. Ltd., Previous Name: M/s. Tecto India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai 29.12.2006 28.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
29.12.2011 28.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-079 M/s. Seven Seas Shipping Agency 29.12.2006 28.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
29.03.2012 27.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-080 M/s. Timeline Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 29.12.2006 28.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
29.12.2011 28.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-082 M/s. V. Ships India Pvt Ltd 29.12.2006 28.12.2011 Renewed & Valid  
29.12.2011 28.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-083 M/s. Columbus Ship Management Pvt. Ltd 02.01.2007 01.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
03.04.2012 01.01.2017
RPSL-MUM-084 M/s. Naavex Marine Services 05.01.2007 04.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
04.04.2012 31.12.2015
RPSL-MUM-086 M/s. Berry Interoceanic Company 21.01.2007 20.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
31.01.2012 15.09.2016
RPSL-MUM-087 M/s. Vigil Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 31.01.2007 30.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
20.02.2012 19.02.2017
RPSL-MUM-088 M/s. Anglo Eastern Ship Management (India) Ltd 31.01.2007 30.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
31.01.2012 30.01.2017  
RPSL-MUM-089 M/s. East India Shipping Agency 31.01.2007 30.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
31.01.2012 23.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-092 M/s. Mehdi Bros. Ship Services Pvt. Ltd 31.01.2007 30.01.2012 Renewed & Valid  
01.03.2012 02.01.2017
RPSL-MUM-093 M/s. Sealandia Crew Management Pvt. Ltd Previous Name: M/s. Selandia Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 01.03.2007 29.02.2012 Renewed & Valid  
01.03.2012 28.02.2017
RPSL-MUM-094 M/s. DRS Marine Services Pvt. Ltd 01.03.2007 29.02.2012 Renewed & Valid  
01.03.2012 13.03.2016
Licence Number Name of Recruitment and Placement Service Date of Issue Valid upto Status Remark
RPSL-MUM-095 M/s. Joncia Marine Services 01.03.2007 29.02.2012 Renewed & Valid  
29.03.2012 31.12.2013
RPSL-MUM-097 M/s. Orion Offshore Services Pvt. Ltd 16.03.2007 15.03.2012 Renewed & Valid  
16.03.2012 15.03.2017
RPSL-MUM-098 M/s. Bibby Ship Management (I) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Previous Name: M/s. Bibby International Services (I) Pvt. Ltd 16.03.2007 15.03.2012 Renewed & Valid  
16.03.2012 31.07.2016
RPSL-MUM-099 M/s. Ocean Host Management & Education Pvt. Ltd 16.03.2007 15.03.2012 Renewed & Valid  
16.03.2012 15.03.2017
RPSL-MUM-100 M/s. Crest Maritime Services 16.03.2007 15.03.2012 Renewed & Valid  
16.03.2012 31.12.2013
RPSL-MUM-101 M/s. Udya Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd 26.03.2007 25.03.2012    
13.04.2012 12.04.2017
RPSL-MUM-102 M/s. Five Stars Bulkcarriers Pvt. Ltd. Previous Name: M/s. Five Stars Shipping Co. Pvt. Ltd 26.03.2007 25.03.2012 Renewed & Valid  
26.03.2012 27.11.2016
RPSL-MUM-104 M/s. ASP Crew Management Service (India) Pvt. Ltd 17.05.2007 16.05.2012 Valid  
21.05.2012 13.06.2016
RPSL-MUM-105 M/s. Seafarers, Goa 04.06.2007 03.06.2012 Valid  
04.06.2012 31.12.2016
RPSL-MUM-106 M/s. Teekay Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai 18.03.2008 17.03.2013 Valid  
29.04.2013 06.05.2017
RPSL-MUM-108
 

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