What is UNCLOS?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a treaty document that attempts to codify the international law of the sea. It came into force on 16November 1994. At 7 November 2012, 164 States were parties to UNCLOS.

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What are the main provisions of UNCLOS that concern a ship’s master and officers?

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