Our Ref: HSR/4/5
Head Office Circular: NP/052/21
8 February 2021
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
COVID – 19 EXTENSION OF SEAFARER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS– MARINE INFORMATION NOTICE
The MCA recently issued an amendment to Marine Information Notice (MIN):
MIN 632 Amendment 2 - Owing to the likely continued risk of disruption to travel of seafarers around the world, this amendment sets stricter criteria for the approval of extensions of SEAs and encourages shipowners to plan their repatriation arrangements for seafarers in good time ahead of the maximum 11 months permitted on board ships.
The RMT were consulted on the above amendment and were able to secure changes to para 2.3 which help address seafarers’ rights and safety issues during the pandemic.
The MIN is listed here:
Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.