Under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (‘MLC’):
- A seafarer has the right to adequate compensation in case of injury, loss or unemployment due to the ship’s loss or foundering.
- The shipowner must pay to each seafarer on board an indemnity against unemployment resulting from such loss or foundering.
- The unemployment indemnity may be limited to two months and is payable:
- for each day the seafarer remains unemployed; and
- at the same rate as stated in the employment agreement.
See Regulation 2.6 of the MLC.
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