Advantages of Oceanskies Crew

The key advantages of the Oceanskies Crew employment service are as follows:

    • OCL is issued with a Statement of Compliance issued by Lloyd’s Register to OCL confirming that the company is fully compliant with standard A1.4 and guidelines B1.4 of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).
    • Crew are employed by OCL separately from the underlying client and/or the vessel owner.
    • All crew can be employed offshore even when the yacht itself is owned by an onshore company located in a jurisdiction that might not be favourable for the employment of seafarers.
    • All crew are employed through a Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA) in line with MLC best practice requirements.
    • All crew are employed from Guernsey by a Guernsey based company (i.e. non-EU) without any deductions being made at source in Guernsey for tax or national insurance/social security.
    • OCL is not only fully based in Guernsey but it is also run by genuine Guernsey residents unlike some crew companies that are registered offshore but managed onshore.
    • OCL charges on a simple fixed fee basis rather than as a percentage of the crew member’s salary.
    • It is as cost-effective and straight forward to employ one crew member as it is to employ many crew members making OCL an ideal employment and payroll vehicle for both small and large yachts.
    • MLC certification and ongoing compliance costs are not charged to the client unlike many of our competitors who charge clients for their initial MLC certification and their ongoing MLC compliance.





Guernsey Office

Oceanskies Limited

Castle Emplacement

St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1AU

Channel Islands, Great Britain

Malta Office

Oceanskies (Malta) Limited

56, Ground Floor, Europa Centre

Saint Anne Street,

Floriana FRN 9011, Malta


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