National Seafarers Welfare Boards

Whilst the purpose of this guide is to help you create a port welfare committee, you may also want to consider the benefits of establishing a national welfare board (NWB), particularly if you are operating in a country with more than one port area. A national welfare board coordinates all…
National welfare boards and the Maritime Labour Convention The need for port welfare committees and national welfare boards is stated in the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). This sets out minimum standards for seafarers' accommodation, catering, health and other conditions. National welfare boards and port welfare committees…