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Table 1 Overview of the Memoranda of Understanding, including members, MLC2006-ratifications and registered tonnage

From: The impact of the Maritime Labor Convention on seafarers’ working and living conditions: an analysis of port state control statistics

Memorandum of Understanding No. of Membersa MLC- ratifications total (% of members)b Reg. tonnage 2017 (thousands)c Ratio of total reg. Tonnage (in %)c
Paris MoU 27 26 (96.30) 281,042 20.23
Tokyo MoU 20 17 (85.00) 492,595 35.45
Indian Ocean MoU 20 13 (65.00) 20,085 1.45
Caribbean MoU 20 12 (60.00) 90,241 6.49
Abuja MoU 17 9 (52.94) 148,237 10.67
Acuerdo Latino 14 4 (26.67) 227,865 16.40
Mediterranean MoU 10 7 (70.00) 103,352 7.44
Black Sea MoU 6 3 (50.00) 13,840 1.00
Riyadh MoU 6 0 (0.00) 12,223 0.88
    1,389,480  
  1. aData on member states from the respective websites of the MoU, extracted in September 2019: Paris MoU to Mediterranean MoU [27,28,29,30,31,32,33], Black Sea MoU [34], Riyadh MoU [35]
  2. bData on ratification from The International Labour Organization Database NORMLEX [36]
  3. cData on registered tonnage from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTADstat database [37]