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II.6.340 MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM STANDARDS) CONVENTION, 1976

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.6.340

CONVENTION CONCERNING MINIMUM STANDARDS IN MERCHANT SHIPS, 1976

ADOPTED: Done at Geneva on 13 October 1976
REFERENCE: MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM STANDARDS) CONVENTION, 1976
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 28 November 1981
DEPOSITARY: ILO
SECRETARY: ILO

IMPLEMENTATION

RATIFICATION

Article V

1. This Convention is open to the ratification of Members which –

  • (a) are parties to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, or the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, or any Convention subsequently revising these Conventions; and
  • (b) are parties to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, or any Convention subsequently revising that Convention; and
  • (c) are parties to, or have implemented the provisions of, the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea of 1960, or the Convention on International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, or any Convention subsequently revising these international instruments.

2. This convention is further open to the ratification of any Member which, on ratification, undertakes to fulfil the requirements to which ratification is made subject by paragraph 1 of this Article and which are not yet satisfied.

3. The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article VI

1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered with the Director-General.

2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which there have been ratifications by at least ten Members with a total share in world shipping gross tonnage of 25 per cent.

3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Member twelve months after the date on which its ratification has been registered.

DENUNCIATION

Article VII

1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.

2. Each member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.

AMENDMENTS

Article XI

1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides,

2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it but not ratified the revising Convention.

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