Full-term MLC (Maritime Labour Certificate) is 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.
Interim Certification for MLC (Maritime Labour Certificate) 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.