MCA introduces contracts for private yacht crew

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released a Marine Guidance Note, MGN 474 (M), stating superyacht crew on UK-flagged vessels that do not comply with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) must be provided with a Seafarer Employment Agreement (SEA), in place of their crew agreements. Prior to this MGN, SEAs were only requirements…