We maintain procedures to ensure that seafarers are not subject to exploitation, with regards to any offer of employment.
No person under the age of 16 (or below the minimum age specified by the vessel’s Flag State) shall be employed or engaged to work on a ship.
We never use means, mechanisms or lists to prevent or deter candidates from gaining employment for which they are qualified.
We inform candidates of their rights and duties prior to, or in the process of engagement, and ensure they have sufficient time to examine their employment agreements and seek counsel, before and after they are signed.
We verify that candidates are suitably qualified and hold the necessary documents for the job concerned.
We ensure, as far as practicable, that the shipowner has the means to protect the seafarer from being stranded in a foreign port.
We examine and respond to any complaint we may receive concerning our activities and escalate where necessary to the competent authority.