MLC Declaration of Conformity

We are pleased to inform you that we have been audited by the MCA at our request, and can advise that we have successfully achieved a Certificate of Conformity.

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) was ratified on 20 August 2012 and entered into force on 20 August 2013. Whilst the UK has not yet ratified the convention, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been tasked with coordinating UK compliance.

This is an important development in our business, one which underlines our commitment to providing and maintaining the highest possible standards of quality and compliance in the supply of skilled seagoing staff to our clients.

From your perspective, you can be assured that we have been independently inspected and are following internationally recognised guidelines, ensuring you maintain a compliant supply chain. 

View our MLC Certificate

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION ARTICLE 1.4

Faststream Recruitment Ltd will be compliant with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention with respect to crew recruiting and placement as detailed in Article 1.4 of the convention and as required under United Kingdom Legislation.

This requires:

1.1.1 It will not maintain a black list to prevent individual seafarers from gaining employment.

1.1.2 There is not a charge made against the seafarer for providing them with employment or to register for employment on the Website.

1.1.3 We will ensure that seafarers recruited or placed are qualified for the job concerned and undertake reference checks to provide assurance.

1.1.4 We will maintain an up-to-date register of all seafarers recruited or placed through us.

1.1.5 That the clients seafarers’ employment agreements (SEA’s) are in accordance with flag state laws and regulations, as is any Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that forms part of the employment agreement

1.1.6 Inform seafarers of their rights and duties under their employment agreements prior to engagement.

1.1.7 Examine and respond to any complaint concerning their activities and advise the competent authority (Flag State) of any unresolved complaint.

1.1.8 Make sure, as far as reasonably practicable, that the owner/management company/Captain has the means to protect seafarers from being stranded in a foreign port.

1.1.9 We have insurance to compensate seafarers for monetary loss from the failure of the recruitment and placement service, or from breach of the seafarer employment agreement by the owner or his servants/agents to meet its obligations required of them in law. Please see Insurance Certificate attached.

1.1.10 Protect the confidentiality of seafarers’ personal data

1.1.11 Maintain up-to-date lists of the vessels for which we provide seafarers and ensure that there is a means by which the services can be contacted in an emergency at all hours.

1.1.12 We will not recruit any crew under the age of 16 years, or below the minimum age specified by vessel’s Flag (whichever is higher).

1.1.13 We will not recruit any crew under the age of 18 that shall be employed or engaged or work as a ship’s cook.

1.1.14 We pride ourselves on being a fair and just company. Seafarers are not subject to exploitation by Faststream or their personnel with regard to the offer of engagement on particular ships or by particular companies.

Please note that the risk of working on ships that fly the flag of a country that has not ratified the MLC 2006 is that the seafarer employment agreements may not be MLC 2006 compliant.

If you have a complaint, please get in touch with us via our complaints policy

Latest Insights

View All Insights
Martin Bennell announced as keynote speaker at CMA Shipping
​Martin Bennell announced as keynote speaker at CMA Shipping

With the world-renowned CMA Shipping Conference fast approaching, we are excited to share that Martin Bennell, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas of Faststream Recruit...

The Cruise Survey 2023 - Take Part
​The Cruise Survey 2023 – Take part

​Calling all cruise professionals, the cruise survey is back for its second year, and we would love for you to take part. Take part in the survey here​How long will the survey take? We understand t...

Maritime and Shipping events to attend in 2023
​Maritime and Energy Events to attend in 2023

​2023 is set to be one of the greatest years for events taking place across the diverse world of maritime and energy. We attended many extraordinary events in 2022, but in 2023, we look forward to ...

Superintendent Employment Update - Winter Edition 2022
Superintendent Employment Update - Winter Edition

Listen to this insightFollowing the launch of our Superintendent Report in the summer, we have continued to monitor the trends in employment and recruitment in the superintendent profession from b...

Copy Of 7 Hiring Trends In Shipbroking For 2023
7 Hiring Trends in Shipbroking for 2023

Listen to this insight​The commercial shipping sector is booming, particularly in the world of shipbroking. As a result, we have witnessed the demand for shipbroking professionals reach an exponent...

5 ways to set your new hire up for success
5 ways to set your new hire up for success

Listen to this insight​Despite common misconceptions, the hiring and onboarding process doesn’t end once your new hire has joined you. It’s not just the first day, or even the first week that is fu...

Succession Planning in Maritime and Shiping - Faststream Recruitment
Fail to plan, prepare to fail

If you are a maritime leader and succession planning is not the top talking point of your people strategies, you are not alone. Yet, in an ever-changing marketplace, I am becoming a strong advocate...

How and why upskilling can improve career growth in Maritime and Shipping - Faststream Recruitment
How and why upskilling can improve career growth in Maritime and Shipping

We live and work in a time where job security no longer comes from being employed, but from being employable. So, how do you remain employable in today’s fast-changing maritime sector?Well as the A...

Results from the Naval Architecture Employment Survey 2022 Revealed
Results from the Naval Architecture Employment Survey 2022 Revealed

In June and July this year, we conducted an extensive, global survey and connected with thousands of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to gain a unique insight into their views, opinions, and f...

Why do candidates withdraw from job offers? Faststream Recruitment
Why do candidates withdraw from job offers?

Let me start by saying that whilst some candidates do withdraw from a job offer, this is not the norm. Changes in the marketplace have influenced some candidates to withdraw from job offers and the...

How to keep your new employee engaged - from job offer to start date - Faststream Recruitment
How to keep your new employee engaged - from job offer to start date

​You have spent time attracting and interviewing candidates. You have made a great job offer, and this has been accepted by your favourite candidate. They have signed the contract, handed in their ...

How to get your job offer accepted - Maritime Job Offers - Shipping Job Offers - Faststream Recruitment
How to get your job offer accepted

You have put the time and effort into recruiting for your job opening and you have identified the best candidate for your role. Now you are ready to make the job offer that will secure them as a ne...