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The MLC2006 Website


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Videotel Academy Tutor Led Course

A course for shipping company managers, ships’ Masters, manning agents, and employees of Member states - port State control inspectors and officials of flag States and labour supply countries.

The course provides:


  • Real time virtual classroom tutorial
  • Tutor support throughout
  • Detailed understanding of the Convention for the user
  •  Guidance on compliance for the user’s organisation or ship
  • Current compliance status
  • Action plan

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DVD Programme

A short training programme for small groups of shipping company managers, seafarers, manning agents, port State control inspectors and officials of flag States and labour supply countries.
The programme provides an outline of the Convention and an opportunity to discuss what it might mean for users’ organisations.

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