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Standard Seafarer Employment Agreement

The AES is a contractual agreement between each crew member and the ship`s owner, representative or owner. (In most cases, the owner has little to do with yacht management; since many yachts are owned by a company and operated by a management company, we will now only go to the “employer” to cover all three units.) Every sailor is entitled to a fair terms of employment In any case, The sailor and the shipowner must have copies of the SEA signed by all parties involved The model seaman`s employment contract (AES) has been updated as part of this communication and made available on the following link: Model SEA And: – The conditions of employment of a sailor must be defined or described in a clear and legally applicable written agreement and must comply with the standards established in the code. The sailor must have the opportunity to review and advise the employment contract before signing. The shipowner ensures that copies of the employment contract are placed on board for inspection. If the sailor is employed directly by the shipowner, the sea must be located between the sailor and the shipowner and signed by both the sailor, the shipowner or an authorized signatory of the shipowner. Any signatory authorized by the shipowner to sign SEAS for sailors working on the vessel should be mentioned in the second part of the declaration on compliance with the rules relating to maritime work for the vessel. Prior to the introduction of the MTC, most flag states required “occupancy agreements” defining the main conditions of employment. The flag state had to approve the crew agreements before they were implemented by the ship, but a document was sufficient for the entire crew, signed by individuals upon the ship`s entry and exit. With the introduction of the MLC, all that has changed.

The MLC sets minimum requirements for almost every aspect of seafarers` working conditions – in fact, a “Bill of Rights.” In addition, dedications to ships under the Red Ensign flags became obsolete when the MLC came into effect. Thus, any sailor working on a commercial yacht must now have a seaman`s contract authorized by the Flag State (SEA). All seafarers must have a written employment contract with the employer/owner. According to the MLC`s A2.1 standard, seafarers` employment contracts must in any event contain the following information: – Every sailor has the right to health protection, medical care, social protection measures and other forms of social protection. Any sailor working on a British sea vessel applying the minimum requirements of the MLC must have a sea written with another person, with respect to the sailor`s work on a vessel, containing at least the information provided in Schedule 1 of the minimum regulation on the minimum requirements of the MLC. Every sailor is entitled to decent working and living conditions on board ships for German-flagged vessels that meet all the minimum requirements of the German Maritime Labour Act and the MLC.


Deepak Kamboj

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