This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) article sets out some general guidance for members, mostly relying on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) and Seafarers' Employment Agreement (SEA). However, note that there will be differences between flag states' laws.
For specific advice based on your own individual circumstances and SEA please contact your union official.
Monday May 4 - Question 17 added on legal help available in coronavirus enquiries by local authorities.
Tuesday 14 April - Questions 10 to 14 amended for CoCs, medical certificates, vessel sign on, furloughed workers, national contributions; and 15 to 16 added on national contributions,and shore leave
Friday April 3 - Questions 12, 13 and 14 added on UK government financial support and alternative employment options
Monday 30 March - Question 11 added dealing with travel for key workers
Thursday 26 March - Questions 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 amended to reflect updated UK government advice