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Fairport Yacht Support was the first U.S. yacht management company to have a Cayman Island yacht certified under the MLC 2006 code.

We have created a MLC 2006 handbook aimed at yacht owners and masters, breaking down the convention into understandable yachting terms and general practices. The handbook can be purchased and implemented onboard 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 onboard training and MLC2006 implementation audits. Please contact our office for more information.

MLC 2006 Background

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 labor standard consolidates and updates more than 68 international labor 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 was supported by governments. The ILO noted 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."