Patrick Tay on Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill

March 2020

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Patrick Tay on Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill

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MP Patrick Tay said the proposed changes under the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Bill are "timely" in light of the recent increase in sea robbery incidents. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 25), he said that alleviating the financial burden is the "least we can do" for seafarers who are increasingly vulnerable to acts of piracy or armed robbery on ships. Mr Tay also asked why piracy incidents are on the rise and what the Government is doing to combat such crimes.

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