Traditional ships are ships build long before the entry into force of the MLC or exact replicas of these old ships or ships originally build as training ships. These ships are used or maintained to encourage the traditional skills and seamanship, that together serve as living cultural monuments, and are operated according to traditional principles of seamanship and technique.
For these ships the following two documents are relevant:
- DMLC, part I, traditional vessels
- DMLC, part I, Annex traditional vessels