The most recent maritime session of the International Labor Conference adopted an innovative convention in October. The new measure is directed at setting minimum working conditions to cope with the hazards of substandard vessels. In addition, it permits ships that enter a port under a foreign flag to be inspected, under expressed conditions, by the port State for the observance of minimum standards. This was a "breakthrough" for the efforts of both the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). Its effectiveness now rests on the rapidity with which maritime countries proceed to ratification.

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  • Authors:
    • Goldberg, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-30
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  • Accession Number: 00168276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM