THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom – Happiness
No. 43/2005/QD-BGTVT
Hanoi, September 19, 2005
DECISION
ON THE METHOD OF DIVIDING SALVAGE REMUNERATIONS AMONG CREWS OF VIETNAMESE SEAGOING SHIPS
THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
Pursuant to the June 14, 2005 Maritime Code of Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 34/2003/ND-CP of April 4, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Transport Ministry;
At the proposal of the director of the Legal Department and the director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration,
DECIDES:
Article 1. Governing scope and subjects of application
1. This Decision provides for the method of dividing salvage remunerations among crews of Vietnamese seagoing ships (hereinafter referred to as crews).
2. This Decision applies to ship owners, crews as well as agencies, organizations and individuals involved in the division of salvage remunerations among crews.
3. This Decision shall not apply to the division of salvage remunerations among crews of ships exclusively used for salvage.
Article 2. Principles for dividing salvage remunerations
1. Salvage remunerations shall be divided equally between owners and crews of salvage ships after deduction of expenses incurred and damages suffered by such ships as well as expenses and losses of the ship owners or of the crews as caused by salvage activities.
2. Salvage remunerations shall be divided in a currency in which they have been paid.
3. Masters of salvage ships shall represent the crews in protecting the latters legitimate benefits in the determination of salvage expenses, evaluation of losses and remuneration amounts to be enjoyed by the crews.
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