Full-term MLC (Maritime Labour Certificate) will be valid for 5 years from the date of completion of the initial inspection. The intermediate inspection will take place between the 2nd and 3rd anniversary dates. The renewal inspection must take place before the expiry of the certificate at the end of the five-year period.
Maritime Labour Interim Certification conditions:
- New ships being delivered from the shipyard and brought into service can have an interim certificate for 6 months.
- If the owner of the ship changes then an interim certificate can be issued for 6 months.
- If the ship changes flag then an interim certificate can be issued for 6 months.