The draft bill on joining the Maritime Labour Convention established in 2006 by the International Labor Organization, was promoted and has been submitted to the Parliament. Despite Mongolia being a landlocked country, it has seen some developments in maritime trade in recent years, expanding transportation operations with ships hoisting the Mongolian flag.
From 2013 to 2012, a total of 2,156 ships of around 30 countries, with cargo capacities of up to five tons, have been recorded and registered as Mongolian ships, earning the state budget 2.8 billion MNT. Some 350 of the registered ships transporting ocean freight sail under the Mongolian flag. Up until now, Mongolia has not been in control of the the workplace standards or wages of the seamen.
Joining the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention will allow Mongolia to have more control of its maritime ventures, and increase the accountability of ship owners and operators.
It was decided that a draft bill on joining the 1989 International London Convention on Salvage would also be submitted to Parliament.
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