French Social Security Clarification
25 June 2018
The French authorities have provided official clarification regarding social security payments for yacht crew.
The document, provided in French and English, has answered the question of how French residency is determined (more than 6 months in total during a 12 month period), and also specifies that time spent in the shipyard does not count towards the days you have spent in France / French waters.
It also confirms that you do not need to subscribe to ENIM if you can show that you have suitable equivalent insurance from a different provider in place.
Please do take the time to read this document.
We are grateful to the French authorities for providing clear explanation and for being receptive to the negotiations from the yachting industry.
Important tasks for your crew this winter
It’s that time of year in the Mediterranean and other northern hemisphere yachting locations when many vessels are lined up in ports for the winter whilst a portion of their crew stay onboard to undertake the important task of ‘winterising’, as well as other key maintenance jobs which didn’t get addressed during the busy summer months of chartering.
Yacht Job Scams on the Rise
Over the last couple of months, the PYA's Member Assistance Service (MAS) has received a number of reports from crew who have been approached by scammers offering false jobs onboard yachts. Along with these direct reports, there has also been a number of incidents reported via the Yacht Crew Facebook Groups.