Seminar on the French Social Security Decree, Monaco
The PYA, GEPY and IYM will be hosting a seminar on the French Social Security Decree at 18:00 on 17th May at the Monaco Yacht Club. Sign up here! Continue reading
Latest Yachting Matters PYA Supplement
The 32nd edition of Yachting Matters magazine, featuring the PYA supplement, has now been published. Continue reading
MIN 543 - Changes to sea service verification by the MCA
The MCA now expects that sea service should be verified PRIOR to submission to them. The PYA can now do this for non-members as well as members. Continue reading
A very successful PYA crew workshop day in Antibes!
On Saturday 8th April, the PYA hosted a day of workshops for all departments of crew, all of which were free to attend. Around 150 crew joined us throughout the day. Continue reading
Clarification regarding STCW 'refresher' training

The MCA has issued MIN 535 to update MIN 520 and so reduce the confusion in some parts of our industry about the requirements for seafarers to undergo what is known as 'refresher' training.

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PYA Christmas Ball 2017

The date has been set for the next PYA Christmas Ball. Get it in your diaries!

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Amendments to MLC

The first amendments to MLC, 2016, are about to be implemented, providing guarantees of seafarer financial protection in particular areas of contractual rights and dues.

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The PYA Christmas Ball 2016

Another hugely successful PYA Christmas Ball was held at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on December 16th 2016. 

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Changes to Sea Service Verification procedures

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL SEA-GOING CREW:New arrangements for verification of sea service testimonials for presentation to the MCA.

With the recent announcement by the MCA of its necessity to shift the responsibility of verifying testimonials away from its own staff, using the PYA’s Service Record Book will avoid the significant delays in issuing NoEs or CoCs which the MCA has said will ensue if they receive sea service testimonials not verified by the PYA. The PYA is also able to verify sea service for non-members as well as members.

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