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V.Ships Seafarers’ Charter

V.Ships appreciates the vital role that its sea staff play and seeks to provide the highest standards of service to its customers.

Therefore, V.Ships recognises the right to:

  • A safe and secure workplace that complies with safety standards. 
  • Fair terms of employment. 
  • Decent living and working conditions on-board. 
  • Health protection and welfare measures and other forms of social protection.
  • The full implementation of the above rights.

Furthermore, V.Ships confirms its commitment by ensuring:

  1. Employment is offered to seafarers free of charge. 
  2. A workplace free of discrimination of any kind is provided. 
  3. Wage payments and allotments are paid in a timely fashion and measures are in place to verify this. 
  4. All seafarers receive wages to which they are contractually entitled.
  5. Every effort is made to relieve seafarers at the time stipulated in the contract of employment and that measures are in place to achieve this. 
  6. Recruiting offices provide a welcoming environment and courteous disposition towards all sea staff. 
  7. Shore-based employees treat sea staff with respect at all times and that this respect is reciprocated to promote harmony on-board.
  8. There is follow up of any complaint from seafarers alleging non-compliance with V.Ships Seafarers' Charter.
  9. There is commitment to improving seafarers' lives at sea and ashore as an on-going priority.

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