New employment type “Contract of employment with crew member benefit” added from 1 July

A crew member employed on a ship meeting conditions for state aid is registered in the employment register under the employment type “Contract of employment with crew member benefit”.

“Contract of employment with crew member benefit” is linked to a specific ship that also serves as the employee’s location of employment.

Ship data (IMO number, ship name and flag country) are entered in the employment register using data from the Maritime Administration.

If the employment register has no data on the ship, a registration entry of the type “Contract of employment with crew member benefit” cannot be made in the employment register. To make such an entry the employer must first contact the Maritime Administration and submit the required documentation that confirms that the ship meets the conditions for state aid.

If the ship no longer meets conditions for state aid, the employment entry of the type “Contract of employment with crew member benefit” is terminated in the employment register. The employer must then record a new employment entry for the crew member of the type “Employment contract”.

For employers

If the ship is part of the state aid system:

  1. select the employment type “Contract of employment with crew member benefit” in the employment register
  2. in the field “Employment location” a selection of ships that have joined the state aid system will appear
  3. select the ship or enter the first three digits of the IMO number to quickly find the right ship

If the right ship does not appear in the list, please contact the Maritime Administration. Questions related to state aid and shipping tax differences: estonianflag@vta.ee or tel +372 6205 775.
 

29.10.2020