Following the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) on 20 August, 2013, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR) has told SuperyachtNews.com it has seen fewer problems than expected.

Telling SuperyachtNews about the aftermath of the Convention's implementation, Richard Blake of the CISR said, "Fear is lack of knowledge", and praised events and media sources that continued to provide information about the 110-page legislative Convention, adding: "There have been fewer problems than expected."

John-Kaare Aune of the CISR, added that insurance was the area seeing most change under the Convention; previously crewmembers often had to cover various insurance themselves, however under the MLC this is no longer the case and as such must be amended.

After much discussion and speculation about the effects of the Convention's implementation, it is positive news that the numbers of problems arising are small.


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