Online complaints form for seafarers
The Liberian Ship Registry has launched an online maritime labour complaint resolution form for seafarers, ahead of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) on 20 August 2013. The important flag state said it is committed to ensuring that seafarers who serve on Liberian-flagged ships have decent working and living conditions, as well as a safe and secure workplace and fair employment. Seafarers are encouraged to use the ship’s onboard complaint procedures to resolve complaints at the earliest possible opportunity in accordance with MLC 2006.
Seafarers can utilise the online form to lodge a general complaint affecting specific working or living conditions on board their ship, or a complaint relating to a single seafarer. The Liberian administration will then investigate the issue.