113 ships detained by Paris MoU for MLC-related deficiencies

"Payment of wages" came up as the top reason why ships were detained for Maritime Labour Convention deficiencies by the Paris MoU authorities over the last year
113 ships detained by Paris MoU for MLC-related deficiencies

During the first 12 months of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Paris MoU announced that it detained 113 ships for related deficiencies.

The number represents 17.4 percent of the total number (649) of detentions by the Paris MoU authorities during this time.

The first year saw 7.4 percent (or 3,447) of the total number of 46,798 deficiencies recorded as being linked to MLC. One hundred and sixty were marked as grounds for detention, and of those 113 ships were detained.

The most frequently recorded detainable deficiency was "payment of wages" (39.5%) closely followed by "manning levels for the ship" (28.6%). Other areas with high deficiency levels included "health, safety and accident prevention", "food and catering", and "accommodation".

Only member states of the Paris MoU which ratified the MLC on or before 20 August 2012 were allowed to conduct PSC inspections on MLC requirements from 2013. Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden all started enforcing the MLC at this time.

During the first year of implementation, Finland, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, the UK and Malta began to enface MLC, 2006, bringing the total to 21. 

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by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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