As explained in the Consultations section of the MCA website, the MLC 2006 is being implemented in the UK by a package of 13 new SIs, in three phases.
Consultations have closed on Medical Certification (for which The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/737) have been made), and Annual Leave (for which new regulations are pending). Other new SIs will address: Seafarer Compensation and Shipowner Liability: Crew Accommodation; Food and Catering; Medical Care; Seafarer Employment Agreements; Wages; Repatriation; Flag State and Port State Responsibilities; Recruitment and Placement; Minimum Age; and Health and Safety. Draft SIs and draft M Notices can be viewed on the MCA website www. dft. gov. uk/mca