Circular 65

Safety Dpt.

Quality/Environmental Dpt.
Crew/Marine Dpt.
Operations Dpt.

Date: 26/03/2013


Less than 22 weeks for MLC 2006 compliance of your vessels

You need to act now!


TQC Strategy C65-002
MLC 2006 on-board audit C65-003
MLC 2006 seminar in Manila C65-004
Sample of Seafarer Employment Agreement

MLC 2006 was ratified on 20th of August 2012 when it reached the milestone of 30 member states with share more than 33% of world gross tonnage. That means the MLC 2006 comes into force on 20th of August 2013 and by then around 65,000 vessels must be certified under this convention.


Up to now 37 member states have ratified the convention with more notable being: Bahamas, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, Liberia, Panama and Philippines.


TQC’s dedicated web site provides detailed information on the MLC news, status, the services that we provide and required actions in order to ensure compliance. Indicative services/products are:


  • Awareness Training for shore based and sea going staff.
  • Implementation, Vessel Preparation & Certification Training course.
  • GAP analysis against MLC implementation requirements.
  • Review/Development of MLC compliant management systems.
  • On board MLC audits & preparation.
  • Ship Management Company preparation, including review of SEA’s and CBA’s.
  • Manning agents audits and compliance checks.
  • Completion of the Declaration of the Maritime Labour Compliance.
  • Computer Based Training in MLC requirements and certification process.
  • Company representation during inspection and certification process.


TQC has been a pioneer in preparing manning agents, ship management companies and their ships for MLC certification:


  • Prepared more than 50 Manning Agents all over the world.
  • Prepared more than 60 Shipping companies.
  • On Board MLC preparation and guidance to successful MLC certification to more than 70 vessels.
  • In house MLC 2006 training courses to more than 20 Shipping Companies.
  • Guided the first Shipping Company in Greece and one of the very first around the world, to a voluntary full statutory Certification to the MLC 2006.
  • More than 15 seminars that we organized to our owned Training Room.
  • Participation as guest speakers to various forums and events in Greece and Philippines.

Should you require any further information for T.Q.C. Services or an indicative T.Q.C clientelle,
visit us at, or contact us.

Total Quality Consultants Ltd.
9 Melitos Str. Nea Smyrni,
171 21, Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 210 9327730
Fax +30 210 4521334