China's top court publishes typical crew member cases for guidance

(Xinhua)Updated : 2020-07-14

BEIJING -- China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has published eight typical cases concerning the interests of crew members in maritime disputes to encourage consistency in court rulings on such issues.

The cases published by the SPC cover various issues, including disputes over the employment contracts of crew members, maritime liens and personal injuries caused by ship collisions.

The SPC said that given the large proportion of crew member-related disputes in overall maritime cases, it is important to offer guidance to courts to ensure that similar cases get similar rulings.