Contractual issues

Contact SeafarerHelp if you think your employer has broken or ignored the terms of your contract, or if you have a general concern. We understand that contractual disputes can be complex and daunting in all cases.

To help avoid contractual disputes you should ensure the following:

  • You have signed a written employment contract before joining the ship
  • You understand all of the terms in your contract before you sign it
  • No important information, such as details of wages, is missing from the contract before you sign it

The following site may be helpful if you would like further information about seafarers’ contracts:

Your legal rights

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