Round Table: The Effects of the Maritime Labour Convention on the Global Insurance Industry
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The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an International Labour Organization convention established in 2006 as the Fourth pillar of international maritime law and embodies "all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other international labour Conventions".
Title 4 of the MLC covers Health Protection, Medical Care, Welfare and Social Security Protection.
Medical care on board ship and ashore: Seafarers should be covered for and have access to medical care while on board; in principle at no cost and of a quality comparable to the standards of health care on shore. Countries through which territory a ship is passing should guarantee treatment on shore in serious cases.
Shipowners' liability: Seafarers should be protected from the financial effects of "sickness, injury or death occurring in connection with their employment". This includes at least 16 weeks of payment of wages after start of sickness.
Health and safety protection and accident prevention: A safe and hygienic environment should be provided to seafarers both during working and resting hours and measures should be taken to take reasonable safety measures.
Access to shore-based welfare facilities: Port states should provide "welfare, cultural, recreational and information facilities and services" and to provide easy access to these services. The access to these facilities should be open to all seafarers irrespective of race, sex, religion or political opinion.
Social security: Social security coverage should be available to seafarers (and in case it is customary in the flag state: their relatives).
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- What has the Maritime Labour Convention meant for the insurance industry?
- What insurance plan do you provide for the maritime and marine industry?
- What opportunities exist for insurers in the maritime and marine business?
- What challenges do insurance companies face in the marine and maritime industry?
- How complex an operation is the repatriation of crew, to suitable medical facilities, in the case of an incident?
- In the case of a mass casualty disaster, how prepared is the industry to respond?
- How prepared are payor provider networks for such situations?
- With an estimated 1.5 million workers, the Maritime Industry crosses cultural, political and physical borders every day.
- How popular are value added services like Employee Assistance Services, in the maritime and marine industry?
- What is important when designing maritime and marine insurance plans?
- How can maritime insurance plans assist in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean?
- How will the maritime and marine industry develop over the next 5 years and what will this mean for insurance companies?
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