Myanmar: Sailors sue vessel owner for unpaid wages

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times, Published on: 25 July 2017

“Myanmar sailors sue vessel owner for unpaid wages,” 25 July 2017

Six Myanmar and two Bangladeshi sailors...sued the owner of a Bahrain-flagged vessel in China for failing to pay their wages and compensation for the death of a sailor....

Ma Thin Thin Swe, the wife of second officer U Aye Myat Min...said her husband went to work on the Bramco 1 in China...and died after two months aboard the vessel.

She has not been compensated yet for her husband’s death.

Ko Aung Pyae Phyo, an oiler..., said, “I lived and worked on that vessel for 21 months, but I got about two months’ wages. Sometimes, we had to fish for our food because we did not get enough to eat.”

...Maritime Labour Convention does not allow vessel companies to be more than one month late in paying wages to seafarers.

...ITF is helping the...seafarers sue the owner of the Bramco 1 in China.

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