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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

International Labour Organization (ILO)


One of the oldest components of the UN system of specialized agencies involved over the years in appraising and seeking to improve and regulate conditions for seafarers. In its unusual tripartite way, involving official representatives of government, employer and employee interests, its joint Maritime Commission have had in hand moves on the employment of foreign seafarers to urge the application of minimum labour standards, on crew accommodation, accident prevention, medical examination and medical care, food and catering and officers competency.


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