Maritime Labour Convention

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) entered into force on 20 August 2013 with additional amendments agreed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) entering into force on 18 January 2017.   

Asian Gypsy Moth

The Asian Gypsy Moth is a destructive forest pest known to spread via ocean-going vessels in international trade. Vessels calling at certain ports in Asia Pacific between May and September should therefore be inspected and “certified free of AGM” prior to departure. 


List of links to resources where the latest information on the current status of various sanction regimes can be found.    

Cyber security

Across the global maritime community, ports, vessels and facilities are increasingly connected to and dependent on cyber systems. Failure to anticipate and prepare for a cyber incident may have significant consequences. 

Our Cyber Security awareness campaign is now available. 

Yemen - port situation

The situation in Yemen is changeable and vessels should carry out an assessment of the risks involved prior to entering or transiting Yemeni waters, the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aden. 


Liquefaction of fine particle cargoes, resulting in cargo shift and loss of stability, has caused the loss of many lives in numerous marine casualties over the decades and continues to be a hot topic for P&I Clubs and their Members.