Sarnia Yachts has announced that it has successfully passed its first audit under the Maritime Labour Convention (“MLC”) requirements and is now able to offer fully compliant MLC crew employment and payroll services.
The MLC, which comes into force on 20 August 2013, requires crew employment companies to conform to a number of stringent requirements and on going audits by either classification societies or flag states. Whilst Sarnia Yachts has always had a robust crew employment offering, this has been thoroughly reviewed in light of the forthcoming MLC requirements and all necessary systems, documentation and procedures have been upgraded in order to prepare for the recent audit which was successfully completed by Lloyds on Wednesday 15th May 2013.
Sarnia Yachts is now able to offer MLC compliant employment and payroll services to all yacht owners and urges any owners of commercial yachts in particular, to get in touch as soon as possible to ensure compliance in time for August 2013. Although MLC is only a requirement for commercial yachts, private yacht owners can also benefit from the expertise that Sarnia Yachts can offer with over 40 years in the industry through its range of crew and other service offerings.
As well as being MLC compliant, Sarnia Yachts’s employment and payroll service is provided from our offices in Guernsey through exclusive employment and payroll vehicles and bank accounts for each and every yacht. By providing employment and payroll from Guernsey, complex social security obligations can also be simplified. For further details please contact Bruce Maltwood to discuss your individual requirements.