If a sailor is not employed directly by the shipowner, but by a third party (for example. B of a crew agency), the employer must be a contracting party to the SUP. In such cases, the shipowner (or an authorized signatory to the shipowner) must also sign the agreement to ensure that the shipowner will fulfill all of the employer`s obligations to the sea under Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of this MGN if the employer does not comply with these obligations. The “marin contract model for a occupied sailor” (see Schedule 2 of the MGN) accordingly provides for the employer, the shipowner and the sailor to sign the Seafar. For more details, see the MCA Marine Guidance Note Guide – MLC 2006: Seafarers` Work Contracts under the 2006 Maritime Labour Agreement (`MLC`): the British Coast Guard and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published Seafarers` Guide 477 on seafarers` employment contracts for vessels subject to the minimum requirements of the MLC. If the sailor is employed directly by the shipowner, the sea must be located between the sailor and the shipowner and signed by both the sailor, the shipowner or an authorized signatory of the shipowner. Any signatory authorized by the shipowner to sign SEAS for sailors working on the vessel should be mentioned in the second part of the declaration on compliance with the rules relating to maritime work for the vessel. In any event, the sailor and the shipowner must have copies of the ES signed by all parties involved. Any sailor working on a British sea vessel applying the minimum requirements of the MLC must have a written SEA with another person regarding the work of the sailor on board a ship; containing at least the information in Schedule 1 of the minimum requirements of the MLC, see the questions frequently asked by the ILO (Section C5.2) under www.ilo.org/global/standards/maritime-labour-convention/what-it-does/faq/WCMS_177371/lang-en/index.htm The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention). The 2014 MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations require that each sailor on board a vessel for which he is applying has an individual seaman`s employment contract (an “AES”).