MLC verification audit on board

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) was established in 2006 as an International Labour Organization convention to set out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work.  It applies to all seafarers, including those with jobs in hotels and other passenger services on cruise ships and commercial yachts.

MLC verification audit on board

We can attend any type of ship or vessel, to carry out MLC verification audits.

The MLC Convention covers the following areas:

  • Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship
  • Conditions of employment
  • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering
  • Health protection, medical care, welfare, and social security protection
  • Compliance and enforcement

We offer MLC verification audit services locally – based, so operators can save travel expenses to their in-house auditors. We can audit the system following our procedures or adapt to the operator’s audit procedures, guidelines, and templates.

ISM Internal Audits can be carried out in the following Spanish ports: Valencia, Sagunto, Castellón, Gandia, Alicante, Tarragona, Barcelona, Cartagena, and nearby ports.

Purpose of MLC verification audits

With onboard ISM Internal Audits, we verify:

  • System effectiveness
  • Compliance with instructions
  • Process interfaces and interactions
  • Compliance with rules and regulations

We identify:

  • Potential risks and failures
  • Possible improvements
  • Needs of motivation, communication and training.
Galley inspection during MLC verification audit
Mess room inspection during MLC verification audit

Harmonized Internal Audits

Along with  MLC verification Audits on board, we offer harmonized Internal Audits of the ISM System and the ISPS. The benefits of harmonized audits are:

  • Reduction of frequency of audits
  • Effective utilization of time and personnel resources
  • Minimizing operational disturbance
  • Better acceptance by the ship’s staff