MLC 2006 Compliance
August 2018 marks five years since the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 entered into force. As such, many of you will be preparing for your impending re-certification inspections. Our MLC training incorporates conveying the requirements of the Code in layman's terms, conducting mock audits, and offering advice and guidance on flag state specific requirements, as well as cruise industry best practice.
Contact us today to find out how we can assist to ensure that you are ship-shape well ahead of time!
Benefits of Working on a Cruise Ship
Every job has pros and cons and a career at sea is no different. However, here are five fabulous benefits to working on-board a cruise ship.
1. Lower (or no) Taxes
If you’re a UK seafarer, sailing in international waters (which most cruise ship workers are), you are entitled to special tax considerations, often meaning that you have very little, or no tax deducted from your salary.
2. No Overheads
Your accommodation, utilities, food and drink is paid for, meaning the tax-free salary you earn is yours to do whatever you like with!
3. Free Travel
If you’ve got the travel bug, cruise ship life is a great remedy! Varied worldwide itineraries mean you get to wake up in a different part of the world almost every day. Additionally, shipowners are obliged to pay for any necessary visas. Double bonus!
4. Cultural Diversity
As Mark Twain once said; “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” You’ll be living and working with dozens of nationalities and getting a free education at the same time!
5. Lifelong Friends
Seafarers share a special bond. It’s a unique experience that no land dweller will understand until they’ve experienced it for themselves. You’ll make friendships from all corners of the world that will last a lifetime, meaning cheap holidays forever more!
We Have Moved!
Ahoy there... We are happy to announce that we have finally dropped anchor at Prinny Mill Business Centre and are currently undergoing a civilized dry-dock! Please feel free to drop in for a cup of tea and some nautical natter. No life jacket required!