18.05.2023

Vietnamese shipowner Inlaco Saigon is constant in paying meager wages

This was discovered by the inspectors of the Far Eastern Territorial Organization of the Seafarers Union of Russia. Last February the SUR FETO representatives visited the m/v Inlaco Accord, owned by a  Ho Chi Minh-based company and found out that an AB Seaman basic wage  was just USD252. 

However, today's visit on board the bulk carrier Inlaco Bright (IMO 9193862, flag of Panama, 1999-built), berthed at  Nakhodka,  revealed that the shipowner was able to hit  new low:  the AB Seaman basic wage was  USD237 (total wages - USD956). Thus, working conditions on board company's vessel which are not covered  by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) collective bargaining agreement are deteriorating year by year.

There are currently 24 Vietnamese crew members on board. Although the m/v/  Inlaco Bright operates under the flag of convenience of Panama and is not subject to Vietnamese laws, seafarers' employment agreements contain  reference to them. The captain's total salary reaches USD3125.

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