The good life at sea
Wages and working conditions on foreign ships in Norway



Sol Skinnarland and Magnus Mühlbradt

Fafo-report 2014:28
ISBN 978-82-324-0124-6
ISSN 0801-6143


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Foreign registered ships account for a large portion of the traffic between Norwegian ports. Norway follows international regulations for shipping. In this report we discuss what leeway Norway has to regulate wages and working conditions in domestic traffic, and traffic on the Norwegian continental shelf. In addition we make an account of regulations of wages and working conditions on foreign ships in other countries, within and outside the EU.