Now the MLC 2006 has entered into force on, there will be a need for Seafarers to know if they have a mandatory Social Security or National Insurance Contribution to a Flag State. Eventually there will be a requirement for Governments to provide social protection for Seafarers who are resident in their country, however how this will work, is not yet clear.
Social security legislation applies to all Seafarers irrespective of whether they work on private or commercially registered yachts.
Lesia is able to analyse a Seafarers situation and provide guidance notes on whether or not there is likely to be a mandatory contribution to the Flag State of the yacht on which they are currently working. If, on receipt of the guidance note you decide to seek advice, Lesia will be able to provide you with contact details for an adviser in the appropriate jurisdiction.
If you would like to know more about how to prepare for Social Security or National Insurance Contributions under MLC 2006 click on the link below and follow the instructions.