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The enactment of the Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) (Amendment) Law of 2015 (Law 155(I)/2015) and the Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Notification of 2015 (P.I.411/2015)

The Amendment Law 155(I)/2015* and Notification P.I. 411/2015* have been adopted to transpose into our national legislation the European Directive 2013/38/EU.

Amendment Law 155(I)/2015 incorporates the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, (MLC) in the implementation list of the conventions which are checked from the Port State Control and urges the Competent Authority to accept the Maritime Labour Certificate and the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliances as proof of compliance with the MLC requirements and to adopt the onshore seafarer complaint – handling procedures set by the MLC.

Notification P.I 411/2015 transposes into our national legislation the Annexes of EU Directive 2009/16/EU.

*translated text into English of Laws 155(I)/2015, together with a translation of Notification P.I. 411/2015 is available on the Department’s website at http://www.shipping.gov.cy (selecting Legislation/Consolidated Cyprus Shipping Legislation/National Instruments)