Is fully compliant with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).
What is the MLC?
France ratified the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 on 28th February 2013. The MLC is an important convention that harmonizes labour standards for seafarers across ratified flag states. One of the key purposes of the MLC is to protect seafarers and to ensure they understand their rights.
Recruitment and Placement Regulations.
In addition, France has also introduced regulations to ensure that recruitment and placement agencies comply with the set standards for the recruitment and placement of seafarers on ships to which the MLC applies. The 2014 Regulations list a number of offences that agencies may be guilty of if they fail to meet the standards of the MLC.
General Scope of the MLC:
Minimum requirement for seafarers to work on a ship
Regulation 1.4 of the MLC provides standards for the operation of recruitment and placement agencies in the maritime industry. The purpose of Reg 1.4 is:
What does that mean for the Yacht?
Searchlight Crew Agency- Tara Bromhead is voluntarily compliant with the terms of Reg 1.4 of the MLC and as such we have enforced several points to ensure a yacht’s compliancy also.
We require the yacht to provide us with:
Searchlight Crew maintains up-to-date lists of the ships for which they provide seafarers in order to ensure that there is a means by which the services can be contacted in an emergency at all hours.
What does that mean for crew?
Searchlight Crew Agency:
Data storage and protection
Searchlight Crew will examine and respond to all complaints made concerning its activities. We will advise the relevant competent authority of any unresolved complaints as and when they arise.