The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has selected ABS as a ‘recognised organisation’ for maritime labour inspection.
The Maritime Labor Convention comprises 16 articles, containing general provisions, which consists of five titles that outline specific provisions grouped by standard. They include minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship; conditions of employment; accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering; health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection; and compliance and enforcement of ILO Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC), ratified in August 2013.
Akira Akiyama, ABS Vice President of Japan, Pacific Division, said: “We are very pleased to be the first foreign ‘recognised organisation’ [RO] authorised by MLIT for maritime labour inspection in Japan […] As an RO, we will be able to offer an even wider range of services to our customers here.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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