One Ocean Marine Ltd Crew Terms & Conditions

Updated – May 2021 

One Ocean Marine Ltd agrees to comply with applicable regulations to ensure compliance with the “MLC 2006” Recruitment and Placement accreditation.

By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions in this below statement.

Definition of Terms

Agency: One Ocean Marine Ltd (registered company no. 11832702) 5a The Gardens, Broadcut, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8SS.


Crew-member: means a person employed by the Client as a direct or indirect result of the efforts of One Ocean Marine Ltd;

Candidate: The person who is seeking a temporary or permanent position via direct contact with our crew consultants or by submitting their information on our website and other advertising platforms we may use.

“MLC” means the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and any amendment to it or substitution thereof;

1:  Crew Requirements 

MLC -No person below the minimum age shall be employed or engaged or work on a ship. The minimum age at the time of the initial entry into force of this Convention is 16 years. One Ocean Marine will not interview nor nominate under age candidates to our clients.

The crew-member will be in agreeance that all information within their/the CV is correct to the best of their knowledge. If the crew member provides false information, One Ocean Marine Ltd will not continue to seek employment until the information is corrected.

Identification & Certification, the crew-member must provide a valid copy of their passport and all relevant certificates depending on the position they are seeking; these documents must be scanned and either uploaded/sent via One Ocean Marines website or via email.

One Ocean Marine Ltd ask that if you find employment through other means that you will contact us via any means to cancel your job search with us.

1.1: Standard Certification 

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness*  
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • MCA Approved ENG1

*Ships to which the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code applies, you must hold a Security Awareness certificate (STCW A-VI/6- 4). If you are assigned designated security duties aboard a vessel, you must obtain a Designated Security Duties certificate (STCW A-VI/6 – 6 to 8). Please refer to MSN 1865.

1.2: Seafarers Employment Agreement

Every seafarer employed on a vessel to which the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 (“the MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations”) applicants must have a legally enforceable Seafarer Employment Agreement (a “SEA”). Click here to learn more about SEA. Click here for information on the Vessels of a non-ratified flag state.

If a vessel does not need to comply with MLC or flies the flag of a country that has not ratified MLC, you should ensure you are in agreeance with the Employment Agreement offered.  Click here to see flag states that have currently ratified MLC 2006. Click here to see Crew Agreements for Vessels not subject to the Maritime Labour Convention requirement to have Seafarer Employment Agreements.

An SEA must include the minimum information specified in the MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations, set out at Annex 1 to this Notice.

The notice period for termination of an SEA must be at least seven days and must not be shorter for the shipowner than for the seafarer.

An SEA may consist of more than one document; for example, it may include a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

– If an SEA is not in English, an English translation must be provided onboard the ship.

A recommended model format for an SEA for an employed seafarer is provided at Annex 2 to this MGN if required. The format is not mandatory; however, all the required information must be included in an alternative form of the Seafarer Employment Agreement.

When a seafarer’s work on a ship comes to an end, the seafarer must be provided with a record of their service on board the ship.

Ships not subject to the MLC Minimum Requirement Regulations will remain subject to the provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) Regulations 1991. MGN 474 (M) sets out the requirements for such ships.

An offer of Employment: on acceptance, crew members will require a copy of your SEA before you embark on board a vessel. It is advised you to read your SEA carefully before agreeing to the terms and conditions of said vessel.

Salary to be paid at monthly intervals and a monthly account of such payments to be sent.

The maximum hours of work shall not exceed 14 hours in any 24-hour period and 72 hours in any seven-day period.

Leave shall be calculated on the basis of a minimum of 2.5 calendar days per month of employment. (You are entitled to paid annual leave).

By MLC law, you are required to carry original certifications and keep these onboard during your employment.

One Ocean Marine Ltd will also request original certificates should an interview be made in person.

2. Maritime Labour Convention 2006 As Amended Financial Security Requirements

From 18 January 2017, all ships which are subject to MLC have been required to carry and display onboard two certificates confirming that financial security is in place for:

(a) shipowners’ liabilities for repatriation of the crew, essential needs such as food, accommodation and medical care and up to four months’ outstanding contractual wages and entitlements in the event of abandonment. Click here for more information.

(b) contractual payments for death or long-term disability due to an occupational injury, illness or hazard set out in the employment agreement or collective agreement. Click here for more information.

3: Non-Discrimination Policy / Blacklist

One Ocean Marine Ltd prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity.

One Ocean Marine will take all available steps to promptly, thoroughly, and impartially investigate and address complaints of discrimination, including discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory misconduct by and against its employees and third parties.

One Ocean Marine will not adhere to or be a part of a blacklist policy.

4: Complaints

We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our Clients and Seafarers. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.

Should you have a complaint whilst on board a vessel, following placement by One Ocean Marine Ltd, you should follow the complaints procedure onboard. At any time, you are directed to contact the MCA at or by telephone Tel: +44 (0) 2382 124734Please click here for a copy of the MLC 2006 On-Board Complaints Procedure, which only applies to MLC Flag Ships. Click here to see flag states that have currently ratified MLC 2006.

If you have a complaint or grievance concerning the conduct of One Ocean Marine, please contact the company Director Khara Pierre at, or you can send a letter in writing to 5a The Gardens, Broadcut, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8SS with the details. We have four weeks to consider your complaint.

  • What will happen next?

We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.

We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to our company Director, who will review your complaint.

One Ocean Marine will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. S/he will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.

Within 14 days of the meeting, One Ocean Marine will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions s/he have agreed with you.

If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, One Ocean Marine will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including his/her suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.

At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again, and we will arrange for another partner …or… someone unconnected with the matter at the firm …or, for a sole practitioner: One Ocean Marine to review his/her own decision …or… an appropriate alternative such as review by another local solicitor or mediation, to review the decision.

We will write to you within four weeks of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.

If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the MLC direct using the following email address;

If this complaint remains unresolved, we will bring it to the attention of the appropriate flag state.

5: Seafarers Rights

6: Payments / Fees 

One Ocean Marine Ltd will never at any time charge the crew-member / candidate for seeking employment through our Agency.

The client/employer pays the fee.

No fees or other charges for seafarer recruitment or placement or to provide employment to seafarers may be borne directly/ indirectly, in whole/ in part, by a seafarer other than the cost of obtaining a national statutory medical certificate, national seafarer’s book and a passport or other similar personal travel documents. Visa costs must be borne by the shipowner. The seafarer’s identity documents (SIDs), Conventions Nos 108 and 185 do not require a shipowner to pay for SIDs.

7: Agreement

When you sign up to One Ocean Marine Ltd, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.

8: One Ocean Marine’s Seafarer Insurance

Crewsure is an insurance product developed for employers of seafarers and shipowners required to satisfy the regulatory obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 in its current form and after the amendments coming into force in 2017.

One Ocean Marine will send the Seafarer an email of our insurance certificate on acceptance of the Job. This will outline all relevant insurance matters should the Seafarer be stranded in a foreign Port.

Click here to find out more information about Crewsure.

9: Emergency Contact Number

Our Office Telephones are manned 24h and can be contacted out of hours only in an Emergency. You can contact our office +44 7538 608061