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Manning Agency Guidelines

Year: 2021
Language: english
Author: ICS
Publisher: ICS
Edition: 1st edition, September 2021
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 11
Description: These guidelines have been produced to help shipping companies choose reputable manning agencies and
to ensure that seafarers are recruited in line with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention
2006 (MLC, 2006).
The guidelines aim to:
• Provide clear advice to companies on what to consider when identifying a manning agency;
• Advise shipping or ship management companies which have their own internal or ‘owned’ manning
agencies, on how to operate them in line with legal requirements and best practice;
• Ensure companies know how to audit manning agencies to the IMO International Safety Management
Code (ISM) and the ILO MLC, 2006 requirements;
• Encourage governments to operate systems to regulate recruitment and placement services for
seafarers in accordance with MLC, 2006 through licensing or alternative means;
• Advise shipowners what to do when targeted by fraudulent operators that falsely advertise using their
• Help shipowners ensure their relationship with their manning agencies upholds seafarers’ rights and
welfare; and
• Strengthen the provisions in the MLC, 2006.



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