New amendments to the DMLC Part I from 15 March 2018

  • Published: 05/04/2018

The Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) Part I has been amended from 15 March 2018.

The DMLC Part I was last amended on 18 January 2017 in connection with the 2014 amendments to the MLC, 2006 (new items 15 and 16).

The DMLC Part I has now been updated again due to new and amended national regulations.

The amendments are:

New Regulations of 21 April 2017 No. 515 on accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering on ships

These Regulations repeal the old Accommodation Regulations of 15 September 1992 No. 707. The following items of the DMLC Part I have been updated with the new Regulations:

 8. Accommodation (Regulation 3.1)
 9. On-board recreational facilities (Regulation 3.1)
 10. Food and catering (Regulation 3.2)
 Substantial equivalencies for item 8.

Read more about the new Accommodation Regulations in RSR 4-2017

New Regulations of 19 December 2017 No. 2293 on financial security related to the entitlements of abandoned employees on Norwegian ships

These Regulations implement the 2014 amendments to the MLC, 2006. The following item of the DMLC Part I has been updated with the new Regulations:

 15. Financial security for repatriation (Regulation 2.5)

Amended Regulations of 18 February 2005 No. 145 on guarantee for social security entitlements for employees on Norwegian ships

The amendment of 19 December 2017 was carried out in order to implement the 2014 amendments to the MLC, 2006. The following item of the DMLC Part I has been updated with the amended Regulations:

 16. Financial security relating to shipowners' liability (Regulation 4.2)

Read more about the new Regulations on financial security and the amendments to the Guarantee Regulations in RSR 13-2017

See a list of the latest amendments to DMLC Part I

Issue of new and updated DMLC Part I

1. Ships with DMLC Part I issued before 18 January 2017 (without items 15 and 16)
An application for a new DMLC Part I must be submitted in due time before the Maritime Labour Certificate expires. Use application form KS-0207-4BE.

Read more about the 2014 amendments to the MLC, 2006

2. Ships with new DMLC Part I issued after 18 January 2017 (including items 15 and 16)
In March and April, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) will send out a new DMLC Part I that includes the amendments to national regulations. It is not necessary to submit a separate application regarding this.

Issue of new DMLC Part II

  1. The DMLC Part II must be updated with regard to the 2014 amendments (with items 15 and 16) and signed by the company and the surveyor at the latest by the first renewal of the Maritime Labour Certificate after 18 January 2017.
  2. The date of the surveyor's signature shall be included in a new Maritime Labour Certificate.
  3. The latest regulatory amendments to the DMLC Part I do not in themselves warrant further updating of the DMLC Part II and do not affect the validity of existing Maritime Labour Certificates.
  4. Any changes to the DMLC Part II carried out during the validity period of the Maritime Labour Certificate shall be handled in accordance with RSV 6-2015.

Read more about the MLC

Different dates on Part I and Part II of the DMLC

Norway accepts that a vessel has on board a DMLC Part I with a newer date than that of the DMLC Part II as long as both documents are correct versions according to the MLC, 2006, as amended, and that any changes in the DMLC Part II during the validity period of the Maritime Labour Certificate are noted in a revision sheet, in accordance with RSV 6-2015.

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