Key outcomes from the Seacare Authority out of session meeting 4-15 February 2022
The Seacare Authority met via email and videoconference from 4 to 15 February 2022. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out in this news item.
Revision of the s20A factors of exemption to respond to employers’ inability to obtain insurance
The Seacare Authority undertook an out of session meeting, in response to an ongoing contraction in the Seacare scheme insurance market.
In particular, Members considered the impacts arising should employers be unable to place insurance under the Seafarers Act, and the risks that this posed to employees, employers and the Seafarers Safety Net Fund.
Members agreed, by majority, to an amendment to the factors of exemption under s20A, as set out in the Seacare Authority’s exemption guidelines and application form, to provide for exemptions due to a demonstrated inability to obtain insurance.
The revised guidelines and form have been published via the Exemption from Coverage page on the Seacare Authority website.