Statement of Confirmity with MLC

CARA LEES YACHT CREW Ltd.  will be compliant with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention with respect to crew recruiting and placement as detailed in Article 1.4 of the convention and as required under United Kingdom Legislation.

This requires:

1.1 It will not maintain a blacklist to prevent individual seafarers from gaining employment.

1.2 There is not a charge made against the seafarer for providing them with employment or to register for employment on the Website.

1.3 We will ensure that seafarers recruited or placed are qualified for the job concerned and undertake reference checks to provide assurance.

1.4 We will maintain an up-to-date register of all seafarers recruited or placed through us.

1.5 That the clients’ seafarer’s employment agreements (SEA’s) are in accordance with flag state laws and regulations, as is any Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that forms part of the employment agreement

1.6 Inform seafarers of their rights and duties under their employment agreements prior to engagement.

1.7 Examine and respond to any complaint concerning their activities and advise the competent authority (Flag State) of any unresolved complaint.

1.8 Make sure, as far as reasonably practicable, that the owner/management company/Captain has the means to protect seafarers from being stranded in a foreign port.

1.9 We have insurance to compensate seafarers for monetary loss from the failure of the recruitment and placement service, or from breech of the seafarer employment agreement by the owner or his servants/agents to meet its obligations required of them in law.

1.10 Protect the confidentiality of seafarers’ personal data

1.11 Maintain up-to-date lists of the vessels for which we provide seafarers and ensure that there is a means by which the services can be contacted in an emergency at all hours.

1.12 We will not recruit any crew under the age of 16 years, or below the minimum age specified by vessel’s Flag (whichever is higher).

1.13 We will not recruit any crew under the age of 18 that shall be employed or engaged or work as a ship’s cook.

Flag states that have ratified the MLC 2006 can be found here.


If you have a complaint, please get in touch with us via our complaints procedure.


The Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA) holds vital information for crew. To see guidance on and see a draft example of a SEA click here





Last Revision: February 2024.