What Is A Seafarers Employment Agreement

In such cases, the shipowner (or an authorized representative of the shipowner) must also sign the agreement to ensure that the shipowner fulfils all of the employer`s obligations to the seafarer under the SEAfarer covered by Parts 1 and 2 of Annex 1 to this MMM if the employer fails to comply with those obligations. Consequently, the “Model Contract of Employment of a Seafarer for a Salaried Seafarer” (see Annex 2 to this MGN) provides that both the employer and the shipowner and the seafarer are to sign the SEA. Particularly with respect to crew employment, the MLC requires each flag State to have a clearly written and legally enforceable contract for each crew member, not a general occupancy agreement. This is called a seafarer`s employment contract or SEA. for seagoing vessels flying the German flag that meet all the minimum requirements of the Maritime Labour Act and the MLC.