The Maritime Labour Convention -- now before Parliament -- bodes well for the future of the maritime industry, says the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant.
The convention states that seafarers must be at least 16 years old, should be medically fit, and trained for their duties and in safety on board, reports Independent Online
. Their wages should be paid at least every month, and they may work up to a maximum of 14 hours a day.
Other provisions include accommodation that "promotes the seafarers' health", food quality and quantity, fresh, strictly monitored water, and access to medical care while on board for all seafarers, Independent Online
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