Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives
Action Date: 26 Dec. 2020
The amendment to Standard A2.1 requires a Seafarer's Employment Agreement (SEA) to remain in effect while a seafarer is held captive on or off the ship due to piracy or armed robbery, regardless of whether the date fixed for its expiry has passed or any notice to terminate it has been issued.
The amendment to Standard A2.2 requires that wages and other entitlements, under the SEA and any Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including allotments, shall continue to be paid during the entire period of captivity
until the seafarer is released and repatriated in accordance with MLC 2006 requirements or dies in captivity. The date of any death in captivity will be determined in accordance with national laws and recommendations.
Changes to the DMLC Part I and DMLC Part II are not necessary due to these amendments, unless deemed necessary in case of existing references that contravene the 2018 amendments.
If changes to the DMLC Part II are made, the ship-owners have to notify PHRS and compliance with the new requirements can be confirmed during the periodical scheduled MLC 2006 inspections on or after 26 December 2020.
The text of the amendment can be found here.
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November 2nd, 2020 - PHRS Head Office