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Fairport Yacht Support was the first US Yacht Management Company to have a Cayman Island yacht certified under the MLC 2006 code.

We have created a MLC 2006 handbook that is aimed at Yacht Owners and Masters, simplifying the Convention into yachting terms and general practices. The handbook can be purchased and implemented on board with or without the assistance of Fairport Yacht Support. It contains all of the procedures, certified Seafarer's Employment Agreement (SEA) and over 20 electronic forms that are all required to become a MLC 2006 certified yacht. All of our staff have been trained in the MLC 2006 code and a representative from Fairport Yacht Support can visit the vessel for on board training and MLC2006 implementation audits. Please contact our office for more information.

The background of the convention is stated as:

The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world's seafarers. The Convention aims to achieve both decent work for seafarers and secure economic interests in fair competition for quality shipowners. The new labour standard consolidates and updates more than 68 international labour standards related to the Maritime sector adopted over the last 80 years.

The decision by the ILO to move forward to create this major new Maritime Labour Convention was the result of a joint resolution in 2001 by the international seafarers' and ship owners' organizations, also supported by governments. They pointed out that the shipping industry is "the world's first genuinely global industry" which "requires an international regulatory response of an appropriate kind - global standards applicable to the entire industry"." (International Labour Organization)