On January 30-31, 2019, 16 representatives of maritime authorities from countries in the Black and Caspian Sea regions participated in a training seminar in Lisbon, Portugal on key aspects of the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention.
The seminar discussed the provisions for working conditions and hours. It also touched upon conditions for payment and wages, accommodation, recreational facilities and occupation safety and health, which are among the various areas covered by the Convention.
The event was organised under the EU-funded Black and Caspian Sea Regions Project (BCSEA) implemented by the European Maritime Safety Agency.
The BCSEA project aims to improve maritime safety and security and to prevent marine pollution in the region. It does so by supporting the efforts of coastal states in implementing relevant international legislation, approximating their regulatory frameworks with EU legislation and improving the performance of their maritime activities.
The project covers Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey and Turkmenistan.