FAIR TREATMENT OF SEAFARERS POLICY
M/Y Crew Agency’s Fair Treatment of Seafarers Policy is to effectively promote and protect the employment rights of each and every Seafarer in which we engage.
In accordance with the MLC 2006 code, M/Y Crew Agency implement a range of processes and procedures to promote the fair treatment of all Seafarers who seek employment through us which includes, but is not limited to:
Interviewing each candidate who registers with our agency or applies for a specific position with the same care, due regard and attention, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, race or sexual orientation.
All Personal Data passed to M/Y Crew Agency by a seafarer or candidate is treated with strict confidentiality. All Seafarer Personal Data is stored on a password protected data storage software to ensure the highest levels of security and in addition, we do not pass on any Seafarer Personal Data to any third parties including our partners unless specifically requested by the Seafarer directly and in writing.
M/Y Crew Agency do not form blacklists, means nor mechanisms designed or created to directly or indirectly prevent Seafarers from gaining employment for which they are suitably qualified.
Cost of employment to Seafarers
M/Y Crew Agency ensures that no cost, remuneration or other form of advantage from registered or potential candidates is exchanged. In accordance with and as per MLC 2006 convention code, seafarers in every instance have fair access to a system in which to find employment on board ships without charge to the Seafarer.
Basic mandatory qualification requirements
Each candidate is expected to fund their own qualifications to deem them employable relative to the position they are applying for. However, the basic mandatory qualifications to gain employment on a ship are STCW10, ENG1 and Security Awareness.
Minimum age restriction
We do not place any candidate on any Yacht who is below 18 years of age.
To ensure that seafarers recruited or placed by M/Y Crew Agency are suitably qualified for the job being applied for and undertake confidential reference checks to provide assurance to the Employer.
Recruitment and Placement records
We maintain an up-to-date record of all Seafarers recruited or placed through us.
Seafarer Employment Agreements (SEA)
M/Y Crew Agency will ensure that the Employers 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.
Seafarers rights and duties
Inform Seafarers of their rights and duties under their employment agreements prior to engagement.