For the purposes of this Clause:
“MLC” means the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and any amendment thereto or substitution thereof.
“Charterers’ Personnel” shall mean any employees, directors, officers, servants, agents or invitees of each of the Charterers and their contractors, sub-contractors of any tier, co-venturers and customers (having a contractual relationship with the Charterers, always with respect to the job or project on which the Vessel is employed) and of each of their parent, affiliated, related and subsidiary companies, who are on board the Vessel;
(a) The Owners shall provide the Charterers with a copy of Part I of the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance for the Vessel and the Charterers shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the following requirements of MLC as applicable to the Vessel and as they may apply to the Charterers’ Personnel:
(i) Minimum age;
(ii) Medical certificate;
(iii) Training and qualifications;
(iv) Recruitment and placement;
(v) Employment agreements;
(vii) Hours of work and rest;
(viii) Entitlement to leave;
(x) Compensation for the Vessel’s loss or foundering;
(xi) Liability for sickness, injury and death;
(xii) Health and safety protection and accident prevention, to the extent that these are under the Charterers’ control.
(b) Prior to any Charterers' Personnel boarding the Vessel and upon Owners’ request at any time thereafter, the Charterers shall provide written evidence, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Owners, of the Charterers’ compliance with their obligations under this Clause.
(c) Without prejudice to Clause 14(c) (Liabilities and Indemnities – Consequential Damages), the Charterers shall indemnify, protect, defend and hold harmless the Owners from any and all claims, costs, expenses, actions, proceedings, suits, demands, and liabilities whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the Charterers’ failure to meet any of their obligations under this clause, and the Vessel shall remain on hire in respect of any time lost as a result thereof.