Bureau Veritas helps shipowners with certification for Maritime Labour Convention

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The classification society Bureau Veritas developed a web-based system that helps shipowners with the certification time for Maritime Labour Convention 2006. This move saves dramatically the time of the people.
Bureau Veritas’ customers will have the chance through the individual private section of Veristar Info website to generate qnd clone the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part II, the main compliance document needed, across their fleets and to submit fleet-wide documents with no efforts for review and certification.
Boris Gruden, MLC Implementation Leader for Bureau Veritas, informs:
"Shipowners have to have MLC documentation in place and certified by a Recognised Organisation before August 20 this year or risk detention of their vessels. Some have not even begun to work on this yet. They need to work with their flag states to have the norms for their fleet set out in a document DMLC Part I. Then for each ship they have to prepare a DMLC Part II which must be reviewed and certified by the RO, usually class. The DMLC Part II is built on the requirements set out by the flag state and is ship specific but most of it is the same for all ships in any one fleet. We have built a system to automate the process for the owner and to speed review. It is web-based, simple and quick. And owners need it right now because the deadline is looming."
And added: "We have planned ahead for this to make life easier for owners and have trained a major workforce of auditors in MLC. They are ready to move, and with this new web-based software they can work even faster, so owners needing MLC approval can come to Bureau Veritas assured of speedy service. The deadline is close so they need to act now."