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

News & Insights 15 August 2013


Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June and 18 July 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June and 18 July 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 31:

1. Australia
2. Antigua & Barbuda
3. Bahamas
4. Barbados
5. Canada
6. Cayman Islands           (have agreed to accept C of E, but the Convention has not been extended)
7. Cyprus
8. Denmark
9. Greece
10. Isle of Man                  (in force from 20/8/13 following UK’s ratification on 7 August)
11. Japan
12. Kiribati
13. Liberia
14. Malta
15. Marshall Islands
16. Morocco
17. Norway
18. Panama
19. Philippines                 
20. Palau
21. Poland
22. Russia                          (C of E is acceptable unless we are advised to the contrary)
23. Singapore
24. Spain
25. Sweden
26. Switzerland
27. St Kitts & Nevis
28. St Vincent & Grenadines
29. Togo
30. Tuvalu
31. UK                                (UK ratified on 7 August)

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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