Home Information Notes ” ” Maritime Labour Convention: new changes to the marine contract code If the sailor is employed directly by the shipowner, the sea should be between the sailor and the shipowner and be signed by both the sailor, the shipowner or an approved 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. for German-flagged sea vessels, which meets all the minimum requirements of the German Maritime Labour Act and the MLC. The application of this agreement model, which can be extended or adapted individually, is not mandatory. 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: If a sailor is not employed directly by the shipowner, but by a third party (. B for example, a crew agency), the employer must be a contracting party to the SUP. In such cases, the shipowner (or an authorized signatory to the shipowner) must also sign the agreement to ensure that the shipowner will fulfill all of the employer`s obligations to the sea under Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of this MGN if the employer does not comply with these obligations. The “marin contract model for a occupied sailor” (see Schedule 2 of the MGN) accordingly provides for the employer, the shipowner and the sailor to sign the Seafar.
Since the maritime labour convention (MLC) came into force, binding minimum standards have been applied worldwide to seafarers` employment contracts and wage pay. A seaman`s employment contract must be signed by both the sailor and the employer/owner. The Seafarer Employment Agreement (SEA) model was updated in this communication and made available using the following link: The SEA model recognized that the overwhelming majority of shipowners were caring for the families of captive seafarers, the STC decided that the amendments would clarify the shadows regarding the expiry of fixed-term contracts and the continuation of pay for wages for the duration of the illegal captivity. To this end, the purpose of the amendments is to codify the protection of the wages and other rights of seafarers earned by the seafarer as part of their employment contract, the relevant collective agreement or the national law of the flag state during a period during which the sailor is detained and to ensure that the responsibility rests with the party concerned. 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. As of 30 April, 86 Member States representing more than 90% of the world`s fleet had ratified the convention.