The Marshall Islands allow the extension of the employment contracts of seafarers (SEA) provided that an extension is agreed in writing between the sailor and the shipowner. Some CSP authorities require that these crew members be repatriated prior to the vessel`s departure. Similar considerations should be taken into account by seafarers with shorter contracts, which have exceeded their initial contracts by 50%. This is called a maritime employment contract or SEA. And: – The conditions of a sailor`s employment must be defined or described in a clear and legally enforceable written agreement and comply with the standards set out in the code. The AES is a contractual agreement between each crew member and the owner, representative or owner of the vessel. (In most cases, the owner has little to do with yacht management; as many yachts are owned by a company and operated by a management company, we now go to the “employer” to cover all three units.) It must be in a language understood by the crew member. If such a language is not English, an English translation must be kept on board the ship. The sea is signed by the ship`s crew member and employer and a copy of the crew member and a copy kept on board the vessel. (The importance of a copy kept on board was emphasized within two weeks of the MLC coming into force when a vessel was arrested in Denmark, as the inspection revealed that none of the crew members had an ES.) Guide to the Sailor`s Contract (719kb PDF) for the implementation of the MLC (190kb PDF) – Every sailor is entitled to dignified working and living conditions on board the ship. Following the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), we have updated our popular MLC guide.

It is intended to help everyone working in the super-yacht industry understand the effects of MLC. It also contains a summary of the comprehensive MLC regulations and some of our checklists. The Administrator was informed that strict border control measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 had created difficulties for operators to organize crew changes and to bring seafarers back when their employment contracts expired. As a result, some sailors employed by RMI flag ships may exceed the service time provided for in their Seafarers` Employment Contracts (AES). Given that the shipping industry focuses on the processing of seafarers` employment contracts, the administration indicated that it dealt with these contractual and repatriation issues on a case-by-case basis. Shipowners, managers and crew agencies are also responsible for anticipating and preparing for the dismissal of sailors and crews under the current circumstances. Every sailor has the right to health protection, medical care, social protection measures and other forms of social protection. The rules of the MLC state: – Every sailor has the right to safe employment, in accordance with the safety standards of working conditions and repatriation of crew members, and recently stated that travel restrictions and quarantine measures will be put in place worldwide to limit the spread of COVID-19, to have an impact on the working conditions of seafarers.

All seafarers are entitled to fair terms of employment The administrator is informed that strict behavioural control measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have made it more difficult for operators to organise personnel changes and bring seafarers back when their employment contracts expire.