On 11 January 2019 the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping (DMS) issued a notification to registered owners, charterers, managers and representatives of ships flying the Cyprus flag, and other interested parties regarding the adoption, under the tacit acceptance procedure, of the 2016 Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006. Following their adoption, the amendments entered into force on 8 January 2019.

Among other things the amendments affect Maritime Labour Certificates and Declarations of Maritime Labour Compliance, and in this regard the DMS has announced that existing certificates and declarations will remain valid until their expiry date.

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