Web alert: Updated list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security

News & Insights 17 July 2013


Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, the list of member states who have confirmed that an IG Club certificate of entry should be acceptable evidence of a shipowners’ financial security is now up to 24:

1. Antigua & Barbuda
2. Bahamas
3. Barbados
4. Canada
5. Cyprus
6. Denmark
7. Greece
8. Kiribati
9. Liberia
10. Malta
11. Marshall Islands
12. Norway
13. Philippines (awaiting written confirmation but verbal agreement received)
14. Pilau
15. Poland
16. Russia (C of E is acceptable unless we are advised to the contrary)
17. Singapore
18. Spain
19. Sweden
20. Switzerland
21. St Kitts & Nevis
22. St Vincent & Grenadines
23. Tuvalu
24. (UK)

The IG continue to hold a dialogue with  other member states but many of them are still in the process of implementing their national legislation through their respective legislative systems and as such the accompanying policies and guidelines have yet to be finalised and published.

We shall continue to update this list as appropriate.

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