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We are consulting on proposals for giving full effect to Regulation 5.1 and 5.2 and Standard A5.1 of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).
The bulk of the proposed new regulations, which deal with the UK’s flag state responsibilities under Title 5.1 of the MLC, apply only to UK ships - a flag state being the state under whose laws a vessel is registered or licensed.
Proposed Regulation 11 allows the UK government to carry out an MLC survey for a non-UK ship at the request of its flag state if that is a ratifying state.
Proposed Regulations 20 to 22 allow the UK to exercise port state control of non-UK ships in UK waters once the MLC is in force. The regulations do not apply to the following:
- pleasure vessels
- fishing vessels
- ships of traditional build
- warships or naval auxiliaries