Employment of crew will always carry a certain level of risk and responsibility.
Appointing a separate crew employment company to take care of the potential liabilities of crew employment can minimise crew employment related risks.
Also for the crew it is often better to have a fully MLC certified crew employment company administering seafarers employment agreements and taking care of the payroll transfers and ensuring every aspect of their employment is carried out efficiently and in accordance with applicable international and flag state laws and regulations.
The social security legislation for a multinational yacht crew is very complicated and depending on the personal circumstances of the crew member.
The offshore payroll company solution protects the owner from these liabilities and leaves the crew member free to choose how and where their obligations are fulfilled. JMS Ltd. will appoint crew employment company to manage the crew and implement the MLC on board.