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. 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. 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: The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarersetc.) The 2014 MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations require that each sailor on board a vessel for which he is applying has an individual seaman`s employment contract (an “AES”). Apprentices whose sole purpose for working on a ship is training are considered seafarers in the sense of commercial navigation (maritime labour agreement) (minimum requirements for seafarers, etc.). The 2014 regulations should have a training contract with a training provider. This training agreement can be considered fundamentally equivalent to an ESE. If a sailor is not employed directly by the shipowner, but by a third party (for example. B of 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.

And: – The conditions of a sailor`s employment must be defined or described in a clear, legally enforceable written agreement and must comply with the standards established by the code. The MLC regulations state: -Every sailor is entitled to safe employment in accordance with safety standards – Every sailor is entitled to decent working and living conditions on board the ship The Model Sailor Employment Contract (SEA) is entitled to decent working and living conditions on board as part of this communication. has been updated and accessible on the following link: Model SEA In all cases, the sailor and the shipowner must have copies of the Sea signed by all parties concerned – Every sailor is entitled to a fair terms of employment The AES is a contractual agreement between each crew member and the owner of the ship, representative or owner.

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