for seagoing vessels flying the German flag that meet all the minimum requirements of the Maritime Labour Act and the MLC. The use of this type of agreement, which can be extended or adapted individually, is not mandatory. Where the seafarer is directly employed by the shipowner, the SEA must be located between the seafarer and the shipowner and must be signed by both the seafarer and the shipowner or an agent of the shipowner. Any signatory authorised by the shipowner to sign SEAS for seafarers working on the ship should be mentioned in Part 2 of the declaration on respect for the ship`s maritime work. Any seafarer working on a UK seafarer subject to the minimum requirements of MLC must have, with another person, a written SEA concerning the seafarer`s work on a ship containing at least the information specified in Annex 1 of the minimum requirements of the MLC for Commercial Navigation (Maritime Labour Convention) (minimum requirements for seafarers). The MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations 2014 require that each seafarer on a ship for which he or she is applying to have an individual seafarer`s employment contract (an "SEA"). All seafarers working on seagoing vessels must have a written employment contract with the employer/shipowner. In accordance with MLC Standard A2.1, maritime employment contracts must in any case contain the following information: Since the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), binding minimum standards for seafarers` employment contracts and the payment of wages apply globally. An employment contract for seafarers must be signed by both the seafarer and the employer/shipowner. Before signing, the seafarer must have the opportunity to examine the employment contract and to be advised.
The shipowner shall ensure that copies of the employment contract are loaded on board for control purposes. In any event, both the seafarer and the shipowner must have copies of the SEA signed by all parties concerned If a seafarer is not directly employed by the shipowner but is employed by a third party (e.g. B a personnel agency), the employer must be a party to the SEA. In such cases, the shipowner (or an agent of the shipowner) must also sign the agreement to ensure that the shipowner fulfils all the employer`s obligations to the seafarer under the ITA under Parts 1 and 2 of Annex 1 to this CONVENTION if the employer does not comply with these obligations. The "Model Maritime Employment Contract for an Employed Seafarer" (see Annex 2 to this MGN) therefore provides that the employer and the shipowner and seafarer sign the SEA. The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued Marine Guidance Note 477 to employment contracts for seafarers in relation to vessels subject to MLC`s minimum requirements. For more details, see the MCA MCA Marine Guidance Note – MLC 2006: Seafarers` Employment Agreements. . .