It may be good to have the employment contract/CBA in the language of the sailors. However, it is not necessary. When an SRPS is duly authorized by the shipowner to act as a representative (under a “power of attorney” or other document), it may sign the employment contract as a representative of the shipowners (A2.1.1 a)). In such cases, the employment contract should be clearly signed, in addition to the signature, as “by ——- of —— as agent of the shipowners” or others. In addition, the employment contract should fulfil the conditions under which a sailor is allowed to be repatriated in accordance with Liberian rules. In the case above, Liberian legislation does not provide for the repatriation of seafarers. The Contract for the Use of Model Sailors (AEDs) was updated as part of this communication and made available on the following link: Model SEA The ILO`s intention in the development of the 2006 MLC was that there could only be one person, namely “the shipowner”, who assumes all the obligations and responsibilities imposed on each sailor by the shipowner. For more details, see uk MCA Marine Guidance Note – MLC 2006: Seafarer Contracts Yes, if the “owner” is the employer of sailors; if the agreement establishes a relationship with the (MLC) “owner” as the “owner`s” agent and the employment contract includes the name and address of the shipowner (MLC). Yes, the employment guarantee agreement (letter of employment) and the statutes will comply with the A2.1 standard, provided that the information required in accordance with the A2.1.4, A2.1.5 and A2.1.6 standards is contained in these documents. It is enough that the employment contract is concluded in English. MLC requires that the sailor be given the opportunity to be advised on the employment contract and to declare duties and responsibilities under the agreement before the sailor signs it. DMLC II should reflect this provision. In addition, during an on-board interview with sailors, our inspectors will ask the sailor if there was an opportunity to do so.
MLC requires that, if the employment contract is not in English, the translation of certain sections should be in English. The owner (MLC) according to MLC must be registered (by name and address) on the employment contract (A2.1.4b).