Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LLPROT 1988)

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: London, United Kingdom
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 03/02/2000

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Maritime shipping and load lines

Groups

IMO

What is it about?

The 1988 Load Lines Protocol was primarily adopted in order to harmonize the Convention's survey and certification requirement with those contained in two other conventions; SOLAS 74 and MARPOL 73/78. The aim is to alleviate problems caused by the fact that as requirements in the three instruments vary, ships may be obliged to go into dry-dock for a survey required by one convention shortly after being surveyed in connection with another. The Protocol also revised certain regulations in the technical Annexes to the Load Lines Convention and introduced the tacit amendment procedure (which was already applicable to the 1974 SOLAS Convention).

Why is it relevant?

By enabling the required surveys to be carried out at the same time, the system is intended to reduce costs for shipowners and administrations alike.

Additional Information

In December 2007, 85 states had ratified the Protocol, the combined merchant fleets of which constitute approximately 93% of the gross tonnage of the world’s merchant fleet.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Algeria20/08/2001
Antigua and Barbuda25/08/1999
Argentina02/09/1993
Australia07/02/1997
Azerbaijan16/07/2004
Bahamas02/02/1999
Bahrain29/06/2015
Bangladesh18/12/2002
Barbados11/08/2000
Belgium19/03/2007
Belize14/06/2007
Bulgaria04/06/2004
Cambodia08/06/2001
Canada08/04/2010
Chile03/03/1995
China03/02/1995
Congo28/05/2015
Croatia31/01/2000
Cuba25/10/2005
Cyprus04/02/1998
Democratic People's Republic of Korea08/06/2001
Denmark02/12/1991
Dominica21/06/2000
Ecuador28/09/2006
Egypt21/04/1995
Equatorial Guinea24/04/1996
Eritrea04/02/2000
Estonia03/07/2002
Ethiopia03/06/2015
Fiji28/07/2004
Finland17/12/1999
France05/10/1990
Germany22/06/1995
Greece19/07/1994
Grenada28/06/2004
Honduras01/12/2010
Hungary17/04/2003
Iceland12/05/2000
India10/08/2000
Iran31/10/2006
Ireland07/05/2002
Italy18/04/1991
Jamaica02/05/2003
Japan24/06/1997
Jordan14/10/2003
Kazakhstan17/02/2009
Kenya07/07/2015
Kiribati05/02/2007
Latvia22/07/2002
Lebanon30/03/2005
Liberia26/02/1997
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya20/01/2009
Lithuania20/06/2006
Luxembourg14/02/1991
Malawi07/01/2002
Malaysia11/11/2011
Malta28/01/1999
Marshall Islands29/11/1994
Mauritius17/12/2002
Mexico13/05/1994
Moldova11/10/2005
Mongolia19/04/2007
Montenegro27/01/2012
Namibia22/02/2002
Netherlands22/02/1991
New Zealand06/03/2001
Nicaragua02/02/1994
Nigeria18/06/2015
Norway13/10/1994
Oman17/06/1991
Pakistan25/05/2002
Palau29/09/2011
Panama17/09/2007
Peru24/06/2009
Poland05/11/2008
Portugal02/07/2001
Republic of Korea14/11/1994
Romania18/05/2001
Russian Federation18/08/2000
Saint Kitts and Nevis11/06/2004
Saint Lucia20/05/2004
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines09/10/2001
Samoa18/05/2004
Seychelles27/09/1989
Sierra Leone26/07/2001
Singapore18/08/1999
Slovakia01/01/1993
Slovenia03/06/1999
Spain07/07/1993
Sweden04/02/1993
Tonga15/06/2000
Trinidad and Tobago07/06/2012
Tunisia13/01/1999
Turkey04/06/2008
Tuvalu08/07/2004
United Kingdom08/03/2000
United States of America01/07/1991
Vanuatu26/11/1990
Venezuela18/11/1998
Viet Nam27/05/2002
Yemen11/01/2012
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19891
19902
19917
19934
19946
19956
19961
19973
19982
19997
20009
20018
20029
20033
20048
20053
20063
20075
20082
20093
20102
20112
20123
20155
Total104
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