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TIN news:        Panama Maritime Authority has issued revised Merchant Marine Circular on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) Certification Process to inform users of the Panamanian registry that from March 11, 2013, the International Technical Office of Segumar Panama issues at no cost, the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance, Part I, (DMLC-Part I) in digital format where the national regulations required to certificate the vessel in accordance to the guidelines of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), are regulated.
Vessels with a gross tonnage of 500 GT or more, engaged in international voyages, and those with a gross tonnage equal or over 500 GT flying the Panamanian flag and operating from a port, or between ports from another country, must have on board and in a visible place a copy of the Maritime Labour Convention and the Maritime Labour Certificate complemented with the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance, which consists of two parts, DMLC-Part I and DMLC-Part II.
In accordance with the MLC 2006, the term “international voyage” refers to a voyage from a country to a port located outside such country.
Vessels with a gross tonnage from 200 GT to 499 GT engaged in international voyages or voyages between ports, may voluntarily request the Maritime Labour Certificate, for which compliance with all national regulations shall be required.
Once the DMLC Part I is issued, the shipowner shall complete the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part II (DMLC-Part II), indicating the actions taken in order to ensure permanent compliance with the national requirements during the periods between surveys, as well as the measures proposed for guaranteeing continuous improvement of the aspects subject to survey.

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