MLC 2006 Compliance

MLC 2006 was a game changer in the superyacht sphere and has altered how yacht crew live and work on board. Edmiston works to ensure that there is a smooth integration to MLC 2006 for superyacht crew.

We ensure that each captain and crew candidate that’s placed holds a valid medical certificate that’s acceptable under MLC 2006  legislation. We also verify that no fees or charges are made to the candidate in exchange for providing employment, as stated in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC  2006), A.1.4.5.b and Edmiston checks that candidates are informed of their rights and responsibilities prior to joining a yacht.

Edmiston Crew Recruitment is a fully MLC 2006 compliant Private Placement and Recruitment Service (listed on the French National Register and Lloyds certified) and thus you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when using our service.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (After office hours) please dial +377 93 30 62 42.

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Mission Statement

  • We interview each candidate who registers with our agency with the same care and attention, regardless of their age, gender or nationality
  • We keep candidate personal data confidential and we will send their CV to a third party only with their permission
  • We ensure that candidates are given equal opportunities to the positions available through our agency based purely on their qualifications and ability to fill the identified role
  • We give candidates advice about how best to sell their skills and experience, through improved CV presentation and interview techniques
  • We ensure that no blacklists or other mechanisms are used to prevent candidates from gaining employment for which they are qualified
  • We ensure that all the certificates are verified with the relevant authorities, and that copies are held on the crew database
  • We ensure that at least last 3 references are verbally checked prior to forwarding CV for a selection and that the information will remain confidential
  • We ensure that each candidate placed holds a valid medical certificate, acceptable under MLC 2006 legislation
  • We ensure that no fees or charges are made to the candidate in exchange for providing employment, as stated in the MLC 2006 convention, A.1.4.5.b
    Additionally, should there be any associated costs that must be borne by the seafarer we will clearly indicate this on the specific vacancy. The costs will be published on the website in the vacancy section as well as on any other social media site. For information this could include: the obtention of a national statutory medical certificate, the national seafarer’s book and a passport or other similar travel documents.
  • We respond to each hiring party seeking crew rapidly and attentively
  • We match the search criteria of the hiring parties as closely as possible to the available candidates and ensure that candidates are hand-selected to best meet the specific requirements of each yacht
  • We do not place any candidate on a yacht who are under 18 years old
  • We ensure that candidates are informed of their rights and responsibilities prior to joining a yacht. Please click here to read the notice regarding non MLC 2006 yachts.
  • We have an undertaking with all hiring parties that they will issue terms and conditions of the employment offer to the crew member in advance of their commencement date and with adequate time for them to be reviewed. Where this is not possible, they will be provided to the crew member at the earliest opportunity
  • Edmiston Crew Recruitment and its staff do not engage in any exploitative practices with regard to the offer of employment and do not support or handle any payment of joining advances or other financial transactions by the ship owner and/or seafarer
  • The crew member will be informed of their rights and duties prior to the commencement date and The crew member has the right to complain if their rights and duties have been breached
  • Any failure on the part of the RPS to meet the obligations of the SEA will be duly compensated
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  • Edmiston Crew Recruitment is listed on the French National Register  for seafarer recruitment and placement services.
  • Declared to the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL),
     an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data.
  • We have a statement of compliance with Lloyds Register for MLC 2006.


MLC2006 FAQs:

What is the ILO?
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a U.N. agency who brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
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What is the MLC 2006?
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) establishes minimum working and living standards for all seafarers working on ships flying the flags of ratifying countries.
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What is the IMO?
International Maritime Organization (IMO) – is the United Nations specialised agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
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