Crew Board recruitment and placement agency understands the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC2006) and in particular the focus on both the “customer” seafarer, crew member looking for work on a Yacht and the “Client” Vessel, Owner, Captain or Owners Representative, needs and expectations in accordance with the MLC2006 legislation.
Crew Board (recruitment and placement agency) operates in compliance with the regulation 1.4 Recruitment and Placement as set out in MLC2006:
Crew Board does not charge the seafarers for registering or providing them with employment. All placement fees are borne by the employing Vessel/Owner/Captain. However, the seafarer should be aware that costs may be incurred during employment such as a national statutory medical certificate, national seafarers book and passport or similar travel documents. The cost of visa’s should be borne by the client.
Crew Board does not have a blacklist to prevent seafarers from gaining employment. Crew Board ensures that seafarers recruited or placed by them are qualified for the job concerned:
- Minimum Age (Crew Board reserves the right to only consider candidates who are 18 and over)
- Medical Certificates
- Training and Qualifications
Crew Board checks Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEA’S) are in accordance with flag state laws and regulations, as is any Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that forms part of the employment agreement.
Crew Board informs seafarers of their rights and duties under their employment agreements prior to engagement.
Crew Board will examine and respond to any complaint concerning their activities and advise the competent authority of any unresolved complaint.
Crew Board makes sure, as far as practicable, that the shipowner has the means to protect seafarers from being stranded in a foreign port.
Crew Board have by way of insurance, a scheme to compensate seafarers for monetary loss from the failure of the recruitment and placement service, or the relevant shipowner under the SEA, to meet its obligations to them.
Crew Board protects the confidentiality of seafarers personal data.
Crew Board Maintain up-to-date lists of the ships for which they provide seafarers and ensuring that there is a means by which the services can be contacted in an emergency at all hours.
Version 1, Date created 02/12/2019