Seafarers’ Wages and Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Recommendation, 1996 (No.187): The updating of the basic wage of able seafarers, 2006


The JMC’s Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers met in Geneva on 24 February 2006.

The Subcommittee adopted a resolution which updates the ILO minimum basic wage for able seafarers from its present value of US$500 to US$515 on 1 January 2007, US$530 on 1 January 2008 and US$545 on 31 December 2008.

The Governing Body at its 294th (March 2006) Session endorsed these increases in the wage figure which should be applied in accordance with the Seafarers’ Wages, Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Recommendation, 1996 (No. 187) as well as the Guideline B2.2.4 of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.