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.
Friday April 3 - Questions 12, 13 and 14 added on UK government financial support and alternative employment options
Monday March 30 - Question 11 added dealing with travel for key workers
Thursday March 26 - Questions 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 amended to reflect updated UK government advice