Inserve Yachts are thrilled to announce that the 2011 Benetti yacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV) has with their assistance become the first Cayman Islands registered yacht to reach MLC compliance. All elements of the MLC inspection were completed by Cayman Islands inspectors on March 6, 2013.
The inspection included crew employment and conditions as part of the 14 main sections of the MLC; this latest ILO legislation updates the standards of labour for seafarers, ensuring their working life at sea is regulated fairly and their safety and rights are protected.
The high rate of staff turnover within the superyacht industry has always been a hot topic, with owners and captains keen to provide reassurance to staff that they are committed to their wellbeing whilst on board. MLC compliance indicates that staff will be well looked after and employed under strict laws that both protect them, and make life easier for the owner.
Inserve Yachts’ experience within the industry over the years has given them the knowledge necessary to implement the changes needed to satisfy the Convention. They understand that today, a yacht and crew must comply with an ever increasing legislative burden whilst still delivering the highest standards of performance and service to the owner and guests.
Inserve Yachts have worked closely with the Captain to ensure that the 65m luxury yacht Nataly complies with all the regulatory requirements. Nataly’s documentation was reviewed prior to inspection, including crew contracts of employment and crew insurance, and the safety management system was updated to meet the additional MLC requirements. It was also necessary to make some changes to physical elements of operations on board.
Jon Gray, Director of Inserve Yachts said: “We are pleased to have played such an influential role in ensuring that Nataly has met the requirements of the MLC. Working towards this goal our team have used their knowledge of the industry and adapted their skills to embrace the new Convention.”
Carlo Summonti, Captain of superyacht Nataly said: “Inserve Yachts worked extremely closely with us during the preparations for Nataly’s compliance inspection. Their experience shone through in their work and allowed them to tackle the challenges head on. We are delighted that Nataly is the first Cayman Islands yacht to become MLC compliant.”