Bimco Crewman Agreement

In ship and crew management agreements, the focus is on technical directors who also provide crew and crew managers who provide crew – sometimes as principals under a lump sum agreement. The main problem is that under these specialized contracts, the shipowner/operator may be held responsible for certain aspects of MLC compliance, even if he is not the employer of these personnel. While the shipowner has overall responsibility for compliance with the Convention, some responsibilities may be shared and delegated to other entities such as ship and crew managers or, in the case of the offshore sector, charterers. . . .