B8. Is there a general tonnage limitation on the application of the MLC, 2006?

There is no general tonnage limitation to the MLC, 2006. However, there is some flexibility which can be applied by a flag State regarding the application of particular requirements based on the gross tonnage of ships. For example, the requirement for certification (in addition to inspection) of working and living conditions on a ship is not mandatory for ships less than 500 GT that do not go on international voyages or voyage between foreign ports. In connection with the on-board accommodation requirements there is some flexibility based on the gross tonnage of the ships concerned. In addition, a determination can be made under Article II, paragraph 6 [see B7.].

Questions about the workers and the ships covered by the MLC, 2006