The list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security continues to grow

News & Insights 10 June 2013


Further to our web alert of 24 May 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, The International Group has continued to engage with competent authorities in each State Part

Further to our web alert of 24 May 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, The International Group has continued to engage with competent authorities in each State Party to the MLC, in order to seek confirmation that IG club certificates of entry will be accepted as evidence of shipowners’ financial security.   By way of clarification, financial security of the shipowner is required for the liabilities established under Standard A2.5 of the MLC, concerning repatriation of seafarers.   The IG clubs have agreed to extend the scope of standard cover to include repatriation in the circumstances listed in the Standard, including insolvency.

To date, the following 18 member states have provided confirmation that an IG club certification should be acceptable as evidence of shipowners’ financial security:

  1. Antigua & Barbuda
  2. Bahamas 
  3. Cyprus 
  4. Denmark 
  5. Greece 
  6. Kiribati 
  7. Liberia
  8. Malta 
  9. Marshall Islands 
  10. Norway
  11. Singapore 
  12. Spain 
  13. Sweden 
  14. Switzerland 
  15. St Kitts & Nevis 
  16. St Vincent & Grenadines
  17. Tuvalu
  18. (UK) (although the UK have yet to ratify the MLC)

We shall continue to provide updates concerning the position of other member states as appropriate.

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