Technical Circular No. 65 | 2016

Subject: Amendments to MLC 2006 – Repatriation and Shipowner’s Liability.

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  • Sri Lanka government has issued notice MSN 32/2016 regarding amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 requirements.
  • From 18th January 2017, all Sri Lankan registered vessels trading internationally should at all times, maintain on board evidence of  
    1. Financial security (P& I Club or Insurer) – Standard A 2.5.2 – Repatriation 
    2. Financial security (P & I Club or Insurer) – Standard A 4.2.1 - Shipowner’s Liability for contractual claims 
  • A copy of the certificate or documentary evidence of financial security must be posted in a conspicuous place onboard the vessel where it is available to the
  • Both financial securities shall be verified during the first intermediate inspection carried out on or after January 18, 2017.


  1. Sri Lanka Notice MSN 32/2016.


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