Vietnam: Making statement about maritime occupational accidents according to Circular No. 13/2017/TT-BLĐTBXH

Circular No. 13/2017/TT-BLĐTBXH of the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam on providing for statement, statistical investigation and reporting on occupational accidents in maritime sector was issued on May 15, 2017. This Circular stipulates making statement about maritime occupational accidents as follows:

1. When occupational accidents occurring on board ships or during the performance of other duties or works assigned by the employer, the victim or the person that knows the incident must promptly notify the employer.

2. If a maritime occupational accident causes death or seriously hurts more than one seafarer within the territorial waters of Vietnam, the employer must make statement about the incident using the fastest means (directly or by phone, fax, official dispatches or emails) to the nearest Maritime Administration, the Inspectorate of the Provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Police Department of district where the incident occurs.

3. If a maritime occupational accident causes death or seriously hurts more than one seafarer outside the territorial waters of Vietnam, the employer must make statement about the incident (directly or by phone, fax or emails) to the representative missions of Vietnam in foreign country (where the ship arrives), the Vietnam Maritime Administration and the Inspectorate of Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

4. The statement contents must comply with the form in the Appendix II promulgated together with this Circular.

This is the content of Article 7 of Circular No. 13/2017/TT-BLĐTBXH of the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam, effective from July 01, 2017.

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