The increase of MLC related PSC inspections and detentions
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) entered into force as of 20 August 2013.
66 countries have ratified MLC to date, which between them hold the registry to about 85% of the world's tonnage, and cover perhaps as many as 2 million seafarers around the world.
In the short time since it has come in to force, PSCs have already stated enforcing action.
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14 key areas are checked by Port State Control (PSC) Inspections