YPI Crew awarded Lloyd's Register MLC 2006 Accreditation

It has been five years in preparation, but Laurence Lewis has recently announced that YPI Crew has been awarded full MLC 2006 accreditation by the Lloyd’s Register.

Laurence Lewis, director of YPI Crew, and her team have been taking an
active interest in the development of the MLC 2006 from a very early stage.
“We could see that once in place, the MLC 2006 was going to affect the lives
of yacht crew worldwide,” she explains. “I wanted to make sure YPI Crew
was a major part of it from the start.”
The team has been attending and
taking part in conferences and
seminars since 2008 including
those given by the Lloyds Maritime
Academy in London and various
other sessions in France including
an MLC 2006 conference in Nantes
chaired by the director of the
International Labour Standards
Department, Cleopatra Doumbia-
Henry. “We’ve been involved in
exchanges at the very highest
level.”
With two YPI Crew recruiters
completing an intensive two-day
training with GL Academia,
Laurence’s aim has been to ensure
every member of the team is
trained to the highest standard on
all aspects of the MLC.
“It is important because for the
first time owners and crew now
know where they stand on all
important employment elements.
The convention has set down a
basic framework allowing for an
honest transparency between all
parties. I believe that will result in
significantly improved relations
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which in turn, will have a direct effect on how well the yachts are run and indeed on
the quality of charter service offered.”
But what are the advantages for owners and captains in using an MLC 2006
accredited yacht crew recruitment agency such as YPI Crew?
“It can help speed up a Flag State or Port State Control inspection,” explains
Laurence. “The use of a licensed, certified or regulated private recruitment and
placement agency is one of the 14 points which are subject to inspection.* It is also
confirms that the yacht crew placed by the agency are qualified; that the crew
agency is not charging crew for representing them or assisting them in securing
employment; that the crew agency is not blacklisting and that the crew agency is
operated in an orderly fashion.”

Laurence Lewis, director of YPI Crew, and her team have been taking an active interest in the development of the MLC 2006 from a very early stage.

Laurence stated, “We could see that once in place, the MLC 2006 was going to affect the lives of yacht crew worldwide, I wanted to make sure YPI Crew was a major part of it from the start.”

The team has been attending and taking part in conferences and seminars since 2008 including those given by the Lloyds Maritime Academy in London and various other sessions in France including an MLC 2006 conference in Nantes chaired by the director of the International Labour Standards Department, Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry.

With two YPI Crew recruiters completing an intensive two-day training with GL Academia, Laurence’s aim has been to ensure every member of the team is trained to the highest standard on all aspects of the MLC.

Laurence also said, “It is important because for the first time owners and crew now know where they stand on all important employment elements. The convention has set down a basic framework allowing for an honest transparency between all parties. I believe that will result in significantly improved relations which in turn, will have a direct effect on how well the yachts are run and indeed on the quality of charter service offered.”

She further explained, “It can help speed up a Flag State or Port State Control inspection. The use of a licensed, certified or regulated private recruitment and placement agency is one of the 14 points which are subject to inspection.”

For more information visit www.ypicrew.com.

 


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