Attachment 1

Form: WPRR704-F
CCS Technical Information
(2013) Technical Information No.68 Total No.102
November 14, 2013
(Total 3 Pages)
To: CCS Branches/Offices, and Shipping Companies
7 Ships Detained in Paris MOU Area in the First Month
after Maritime Labour Convention’s Entry into Force
On 20 August 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) entered into force
and formally became an important instrument to be followed by port State control. On
October 14th, Paris MOU issued a press release on the ship inspection related
deficiencies of the first month after the Convention entered into force, according to
which there were 8 ships in total detained for MLC, 2006-related deficiencies. This
means that 12% of the total number of detentions (68) in the Paris MOU area during
this period was MLC, 2006 related.
The detentions were imposed by 4 different port States: Canada (2 ships), Denmark,
the Russian Federation and Spain (3 ships). The detained ships were flying the flag of
Cyprus (2 ships), Liberia, the Netherlands, Panama (2 ships) and Tanzania.
During the first month of the MLC, 2006, Paris MOU has organized 1,532 inspections
and recorded a total of 4,260 deficiencies, among which 494 deficiencies (11.5%)
were related to ILO Conventions; 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, 2006 and resulted in the detention of 8 individual ships; during
the 1,532 inspections, the total number of detentions was 68, which resulted in a
detention rate of 4,4%.
MLC, 2006 applies to all ships of 500 gross tonnage or over, engaged in international
voyages. The requirements of the MLC, 2006 have to be implemented on board at the
entry into force date 20 August 2013. Only the member States of the Paris MOU who
have ratified the MLC, 2006 on or before 20 August 2012 are entitled to conduct PSC
inspections on MLC, 2006 requirements from 20 August 2013.
As a result the following 12 member States have conducted compliance inspections of
the MLC, 2006: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden.
Non ILO Deficiency
ILO Deficiency
Major Deficiency
Minor Deficiency
MLC Deficiency
Fig. 1 Deficiency distribution
Fig. 2 ILO related deficiencies
Fig. 3 MLC related deficiencies
(4,260 in total)
(494 in total)
(30 in total)
68 deficiencies were identified on the 7 ships detained, among which 31 were related
to breaches of the MLC, 2006, accounting for 45.5%; of the 31 MLC, 2006 related
deficiencies, hours of work and rest, seafarers’ employment agreement as well as
wage payment were the top three deficiencies, accounting for 23%, 22% and 13%
respectively. Among the 15 MLC, 2006 related detention deficiencies, seafarers’
employment agreement (detention deficiency if seafarers’ employment agreement not
signed or employment agreements and bargaining agreements not on board, etc.),
hours of work and rest (detention deficiency if hours of rest insufficient, not suitable
for watch keeping, or hours of work and rest incorrectly recorded , etc.), wage
payment (if wages underpaid or not paid on time in full amount), as well as
recreational facilities, food and catering services (detention deficiency if varieties of
food insufficient, quantities inadequate, etc.) were at the top four respectively. It
should also be noted that, one detention deficiency of a ship is “invalid maritime
labour certificate”, and another minor deficiency is “lack of on-board complaint
3% 3%
2.1 Employment Agreement
2.3 Hours of Work and Rest
4.3 Health, Safety and Accident Prevention
2.2 Wage Payment
3.2 Food and Catering
1.3 Seafarer Qualifications
5.1.5 Complaint Procedures
Fig. 4: Percentage distribution of MLC, 2006 related deficiencies (for the 7 detained ships)
Numbers of MLC deficiencies
Numbers of detention deficiencies
Fig. 5: Statistics of MLC, 2006 related deficiencies (for the 7 detained ships)
Relevant ship owners and shipping companies should pay attention to the MLC, 2006
related deficiencies and their distributions, and try the best to avoid the occurrence of
such deficiencies.
For any questions during the implementation of this Information, please contact the
Certification Management Department of CCS Headquarters.
Tel: (010) 58112288
Fax: (010) 58112862
[email protected]