Philip Schifflin on MLC 2006

Op-Ed: A closer look at MLC 2006

By Philip Schifflin, Jr., Esq., Director, Center for Mariner Advocacy, The Seamen’s Church Institute NOTE: While the amendments outlined in this op-ed have not yet entered into force. The period for member states

Manpower report sees seafarer shortage ahead

MAY 17, 2016 — The latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers. The report identifies a current shortfall of about 16,500 officers (2.1%), but