Amendments 2018 MLC 2006
For many flag states, changes to the MLC Convention will occur as of December 26, 2020. This concerns changes and additions to protect wages and labor rights when seafarers are detained on or outside their ship as a result of piracy or armed robbery on board of their ship. These changes will take effect at a later date for the Netherlands. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment has drawn up a letter explaining to the enforcement authorities the consequences of the postponement of the entry into force of these amendments for Dutch ships and the effects for the validity of the MLC certification.