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misleading interviews at the cost of the crew
mr x
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:53 PM
Joined: 27/04/2010
Posts: 1

Recently I took a new position onboard a yacht and was completely mislead in the interview.

I was interviewed over the phone and flown to the yacht to start

in the interview I was lead to believe that it was a long term position on board a busy charter yacht with a great itinerary, good benefits and all the rest,

I arrived at the yacht and found it too be in horrible condition with no charters booked for the summer, and later it turned out that it was a short term position more suited to a green deckhand not an experienced deckhand, the yacht had lied to get the experience onboard without the added cost or commitment.

Obviously I wasn’t happy and found something else to go to. But I was made to pay for my own flight back home because I quit before the 3 month trial had finished even though I gave them 3 times as much notice as required contractually.

My questions are;

1- is this a common occurrence or am I just unlucky with this one?
2- What are the laws concerning repatriation onboard British flagged vessels?


Mr x

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 9:48 PM
yes I am anonymous... MCA is made to work for the owner not the crew get a real and complete copy of the rules and you will find that slavery still exist... Yea for the Jones Act and other countries that believe in seaman first and not the holy Dollar.. Oh did I forget safety - for you owners, that want a great crew and a safe boat hire other than MCA Look how many boats go down with MCA ... I wonder? is a professional crew really on board?? GOD Speed to all - and do your research and pay your dues at sea. This is a great life!!!
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 12:41 PM
Yes you were unlucky, BUT NO this is not unusual, there are many dishonest owners out there, many have made the money to own a yacht through dishonesty so you should never totally trust them.

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