The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (1966 LL Convention) has been accepted by many
States since it was adopted in 1966 and entered into force in July 1968. The Convention was modified by
a Protocol in 1988; other States have accepted the Convention as modified by this 1988 Protocol, which
entered into force in February 2000. The 1988 Protocol has been modified by the 2003 Amendments which
were adopted by MSC.143(77) in June 2003 and entered into force in January 2005, and by the 2004
Amendments which were adopted by MSC.172(79) in December 2004 and came into force in July 2006.
This publication contains the text of the 1966 Convention; the articles of the 1988 Protocol; a
consolidated text of the 1966 Convention as modified by the 1988 Protocol and its 2003 Amendments;
the 2004 Amendments to the Protocol; and the unified interpretations of the Convention approved by
the Maritime Safety Committee up to 2004.