Whilst Voyonic are not regulated to provide pensions advice or operate our own pension schemes, because of the nature of our business we have over the years developed relationships with reputable pensions providers who understand the nature of the marine industry and the whole concept of international employment.
A typical ship’s crew is multi-national and owners have to consider potential obligations globally. For example there may be a UK auto-enrolment liability for some crew whilst others may reside in a country where no pension exists. Voyonic will help identify a solution that satisfies all crew.
There has always been a requirement to insure a ship and it’s crew, however the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 added clarification to this and changes to French Social Security legislation recently re-enforced the requirement for crew insurances to be in place.
Through the many reputable contacts that we have built up over the years Voyonic Crewing Limited are able to assist clients to ensure that any potential obligations for employees are covered in accordance with appropriate legislation.
The employment of an international workforce presents potential issues when it comes to pension provision and we recognise that “off the shelf” products often do not quite fit the bill.
Legislation continues to change and at Voyonic we pride ourselves of being able to work with the pensions industry to provide solutions specifically for the marine industry.
If you wish to find out more about how we can provide you with the complete offshore employment service, please get in touch.
Phone: +44 (0) 1481 711828
Fax: +44 (0) 1481 728366
Address: PO Box 191, Elizabeth House, Ruettes Brayes, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4HW
MLC, 2006 ‘Certified to DNV GL Standard 0030 – Part I: Crew Manning Offices (by certification to ISO 9001:2015) and Part II for Seafarer Private Recruitment & Placement Services’