Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976
|Date of adoption||October 29, 1976|
|Date in force||November 28, 1981|
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It was established in 1976, with the preamble stating:
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to substandard vessels, particularly those registered under flags of convenience,...
As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 56 states. Of these ratifying states, 21 have subsequently denounced the convention.
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