The Merchant Shipping Directorate has issued a reminder that in terms of Rule 51 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Rules, the minimum basic wage for a calendar month of service for an able seaman shall not be less than USD 618 on the 1 July 2019.

As of the 1 January 2020 it shall not be less than USD 625 and as of 1 January 2021, it shall not be less than USD 641 or the equivalent thereof in the specific currency stated in the agreement with the crew.

To read the complete Merchant Shipping Notice 108 Rev 2, click here.

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