Title 2 Regulation 2.6

Regulation 2.6 - Seafarer compensation for the ship's loss or foundering

Purpose: To ensure that seafarers are compensated when a ship is lost or has foundered

1. Seafarers are entitled to adequate compensation in the case of injury, loss or unemployment arising from the ship's loss or foundering.

Standard

Standard A2.6 - Seafarer compensation for the ship's loss or foundering

1. Each Member shall make rules ensuring that, in every case of loss or foundering of any ship, the shipowner shall pay to each seafarer on board an indemnity against unemployment resulting from such loss or foundering.

2. The rules referred to in paragraph 1 of this Standard shall be without prejudice to any other rights a seafarer may have under the national law of the Member concerned for losses or injuries arising from a ship's loss or foundering.

Guideline

Guideline B2.6 - Seafarer compensation for the ship's loss or foundering

Guideline B2.6.1 - Calculation of indemnity against unemployment

1. The indemnity against unemployment resulting from a ship's foundering or loss should be paid for the days during which the seafarer remains in fact unemployed at the same rate as the wages payable under the employment agreement, but the total indemnity payable to any one seafarer may be limited to two months' wages.

2. Each Member should ensure that seafarers have the same legal remedies for recovering such indemnities as they have for recovering arrears of wages earned during the service.