NEDCON MARITIME: Since the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) has entered into force on 20 August 2013, the ship owners, ship managers and manning agencies have performed the necessary procedures in order to comply with the new requirements in terms of employment conditions for the crew that will be signing on board their vessels. As of February 2014, the convention has been ratified by 56 states representing 80 per cent of global shipping. This has become one of the challenges for the seafarer’s recruitment process as their new employment conditions have been added to their contracts and needed to be honored by the Employer accordingly.
NEDCON Maritime has performed a Gap analysis in 2012 and last year we have been certified and MLC 2006 approved by Lloyds Register in order to comply with the new requirements in the maritime sector. “Nedcon Maritime Manpower is MLC 2006 certified as a Provision of manpower to shipowners, ship managers and ship operators in accordance with the requirements of the International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) as applicable to recruitment and placement services. Recruiting and Manpower supply for shipping, shipbuilding industry, oil&gas and industrial”.
Mr. Narcis Bacaintan, Managing Director of Nedcon Maritime says that: “We need to ensure that: the crew recruited through us will be sailing on MLC 2006 flag state compliant vessel, the employment contract is according with it, the social security conditions and resting hours are assigned accordingly, and that the seafarers are medically fit in order to sign on board the ship. We have developed a specific MLC Manual where all requirements related to our activity are stipulated and ensured to be followed accordingly. All mandatory implemented requirements were compliant with our procedures, being only a matter of structuring and presenting the information as per MLC 2006 requirements. Nedcon Maritime is the one pit stop for all requirements: riding squads, shipyard personnel and crewing.”