About Oceanskies Crew
Oceanskies Crew is the yacht crew employment and payroll outsourcing division of Oceanskies which is a fully independent marine and aviation consultancy specialising in the registration and documentary support of yachts, aircraft and their crew.
The employment and payment of permanent crew working and living onboard yachts is complicated. The jurisdiction of a yacht’s ownership, registration and homeport will often differ.
The personal circumstances of each crew member in terms of where they are domiciled, where they might be resident, (if they have an ‘onshore’ residence), and where they might be liable to pay tax and/or account for social security will be different.
Throw in the often perpetual movement of many yachts between different countries and continents and suddenly a yacht owner is faced with a variety of complex jurisdictional issues in terms of employment law and the payment of tax and national insurance on behalf of the crew who work onboard their vessel.
In was in an effort to help simplify arrangements that Oceanskies developed a unique dedicated offshore crew employment vehicle based on the Channel Island of Guernsey known as ‘Oceanskies Crew Limited’, a Guernsey based limited liability company.
Oceanskies Crew has been established on a clean sheet basis to operate from its inception within the requirements of the Marine Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”) environment which applies to all commercial yachts and is recommended best practice for all private yachts.