Covid-19 and Maritime Labour Issues Impact and Responses Webinar

Published: 02/06/2020

Julie Carlton, Seafarer Safety and Health Manager at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), is joining the panel for the Covid-19 and Maritime Labour Issues: Impact and Responses Webinar this Friday 5 June.

The webinar will highlight the concerns affecting the employment of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006). It will cover key topics such as crew changes and repatriation of seafarers, seafarers’ access to medical care, seafarers’ safety and health, certificates required by the MLC, 2006, and seafarers’ welfare.

Julie leads a specialist team at MCA working to improve the standard of seafarer welfare, securing better conditions for seafarers to work in both in the UK and internationally.  

The event starts at 10am BST (11am CET).

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It has been co-organised by the International Labour Organization and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Full list of panellists

Julie Carlton, Chairperson of the Special Tripartite Committee of the MLC, 2006

Sarah Cerche, Spokesperson for the Shipowner Group at the ILO

Mark Dickinson, Spokesperson for the Seafarer Group at the ILO

Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, IMO

Ninglan Wang, Technical Officer, WHO

Suzanne Stannard, International Maritime Health Association

Corinne Vargha, Director, International Labour Standards Department, ILO

Beatriz Vacotto, Head of the Maritime Unit, International Labour Standards Department, ILO.


To access a handy guide on MCA and industry guidance surrounding COVID-19, including links to relevant documents please click here