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. 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: 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.
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. Any sailor working on a British sea vessel for which the minimum requirements of the MLC are applied must have a sea written with another person regarding the sailor`s work on a vessel, containing at least the information that is cleared of Schedule 1 of the minimum regulation on the minimum requirements of the MLC. More details can be found in the UK Marine Guidance Note MCA – MLC 2006: Sailor Contracts The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) 2014 (the MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations) require that each sailor on board a vessel for which he is applying for an individual seaman contract (an “SEA”).