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CHAPTER 3 Master and seamen

Maritime Law and Practice in China

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Master and seamen

Master and seamen

3.1 The CMC 1992 provides for the general rules of seamen and the special rules pertaining to the master. The Regulations of the PRC on Seamen 2007,1 as amended in 2013 and 2014 (the “Regulations on Seamen 2014”) provide detailed rules regarding the registration, qualification, training and occupational security of seamen as well as the provision of seaman services within the territory of the PRC.2 In 2015, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee of the PRC (the “NPCSC”) ratified the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention (the “MLC 2006”), which aims at protecting the rights and interests of maritime workers. The relevant laws regarding seamen in China need to be improved or amended according to the MLC 2006.

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