Paris MoU results on the first month of MLC inspections

The Paris MoU has


announced the results of the

first month inspections

under the requirements of

the Maritime Labour

Convention (MLC). Eight

ships have been detained for

MLC-related deficiencies.


As of August 20, 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 entered into force and became a

relevant instrument for the Paris MoU inspection regime. On October 3, 2013 the Paris MoU announced

the first month results on MLC inspections. More specifically 8 ships out of the 68 have been detained

with MLC-related deficiencies.

As per the Paris MoU press release:

 a total of 4,260 deficiencies have been recorded;

 494 deficiencies out of the 4,260 records (11,5%) were related to any of the ILO Conventions

listed as relevant instruments;

 of these 494, 30 (6,1%) were considered to be serious enough to be a ground for detention;

 23 of those 30 (76,7%) were related to breaches of the MLC and resulted in the detention of

8 individual ships;

 The total number of detention was 68 during 1,532 inspection which resulted in a detention

rate of 4,4%.

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