Seafarers who have contacted such companies and as a result got onto ships under the “convenient” flag (that is, under the flag of a country where super liberal liberal tax laws apply) actually have problems quite often.
And this is mainly due to the persistent unwillingness of shipowners, especially small ones, to conclude collective agreements with seafarers, according to the requirements of the International Transport Workers Union (ITF), suggesting, first of all, decent wages at sea. Continue reading
In 2014, 10 sailors returned to Odessa, led by Captain Vasily Pariy. They worked for half a month on the vessel Vitoria7, owned by the Greek company Maritime Management Synergy (MMS).
The working conditions at the roads in the African port of Cotonou (Republic of Benin) were so difficult that they simply returned. Many believe that they were lucky … In his interview, upon the arrival of this captain in the Federation of Maritime Trade Unions of Ukraine (FMPSU), he spoke about the ordeals suffered by the team. Continue reading
On August 27, 2009 in Sevastopol, under the supervision of the Inspectorate of the Main State Registrar of the Fleet of Ukraine, a raid check of yachts, small fleet vessels for registration documents was conducted.
First Deputy Chief State Registrar Alexander Schiptsov noted that, in comparison with the situation on the Dnieper River in Sevastopol, a certain order has been identified. Continue reading