THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom - Happiness
No. 47/2005/QD-BGTVT
HanoiSeptember 23, 2005,
DECISION
PROVIDING CONDITIONS FOR VIETNAMESE CREWMEN WORKING ONBOARD FOREIGN SEAGOING SHIPS AND FOREIGN CREWMEN WORKING ONBOARD VIETNAMESE SEAGOING SHIPS
THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
Pursuant to the Vietnam Maritime Code of June 14, 2005;
Pursuant to the Government Decree No. 34/2003/ND-CP of April 4, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Transport;
At the proposal of the director of Vietnam Maritime Administration and the director of the Department for Organization and Personnel,
DECIDES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Decision provides the conditions for Vietnamese crewmen working onboard foreign seagoing ships and foreign crewmen working onboard Vietnamese seagoing ships.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Decision applies to Vietnamese crewmen working onboard foreign seagoing ships, foreign crewmen working onboard Vietnamese seagoing ships, as well as other relevant agencies, organizations and individuals.
Article 3. Application of law
Vietnamese crewmen working onboard foreign seagoing ships and foreign crewmen working onboard Vietnamese seagoing ships must abide by the provisions of this Decision, other relevant provisions of Vietnamese law, and treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party.
Article 4. Interpretation of terms
In this Decision, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. Foreign seagoing ships are ships having registered to fly foreign flags.
2. A contract on the hire of Vietnamese crewmen is a contract entered into in writing by an organization exporting Vietnamese crewmen (hereinafter referred to as hirer-out of Vietnamese crewmen) and foreign organization or individual (hereinafter referred to as hire of Vietnamese crewmen).
3. Vietnamese crewmen are Vietnamese citizens who fully meet the conditions for working onboard foreign seagoing ships according to the provisions of this Decision.
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