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Indonesia ratifies the MLC

16 June 2017

Indonesia has become the 83rd member state of the International Labour Office (ILO) to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), the international treaty that sets out minimum terms and conditions for seafarers working and living on board vessels. 

The country, which ratified the MLC on 12 June 2017, supplies 150,000 seafarers to world shipping and has a merchant fleet with a gross tonnage of 15 million. The Indonesian port of Jakarta ranks among the top 20 ports in the world. 

The ILO director-general Guy Ryder commented that: “I am extremely pleased to see that Indonesia, a key player in the international maritime trade, is joining the global effort to promote decent living and working conditions for seafarers while ensuring a level playing field in the maritime industry. This ratification marks an important milestone for the protection of numerous seafarers working on board vessels flying the flag of Indonesia, as well as for Indonesian seafarers.” 

The MLC will enter into force for Indonesia on 12 June 2018.

 




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