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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Idaho Group Forms Classic Boat Chapter; ILO Adopts Seafarer Labor Standards

More than 30 antique and classic wooden boat enthusiasts will meet in Boise on Saturday, March 4, 2006 to form the Payette Lakes Chapter Wooden Boat Club and seek affiliation with the International Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Society, according to a news release on the State of Idaho website. The ACBS has a chapter in Washington State based in Arlington. The ACBS has more than 8,000 members and 50 chapters worldwide.

The London reporter for Business Times of Singapore reports that the International Labor Organization has adopted new labor standards for the world's seafarers.

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