GENERAL RULES OF ADDITION OF SAILORS TO THE BLACK LIST
Black List means the same rules for all, not depending on country of origin of crewing companies, managers, clubs of mutual insurance P&I and ship owners.All companies that have sucessfully registered on the site and payed access to the Black List can make additions to the Black List. Companies may add sailors only according to the rules that they can see here. Any sailor that has been added not according to the rules will be removed from the list.
Rules of Addition to the Black ListExhaustive list of causes that can lead to the addition to the black list:
General term of being listed in the Black List - 5 years.
- Systematic drinking during the employment contract term. Alcoholic intoxication
- Use of narcotics or other medicines (excluding prescription medicines) during the employment contract term.
- Sabotage, incompetence and persistent violation of labour discipline.
- Personal injury that leads to contraindication to work as a member of the ship crew. Temporary or permanent disability.
- Convicted penal act.
Please pay attention that shipowner’s default on an obligation to pay wages or default on contract terms that led to appeal to ITF or other competent authorities may not be used as a ground for putting a sailor on the Black List.FORBIDDEN
Making an entry on the Black List on on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion, color, or national origin.Removal from Black List
Sailor can be removed from the Black List in the following cases: if he was added to the Black List not according to the rules; if appeal procedure has been initiated and completed in compliance with the rules; if a company that blacklisted a sailor applied for removal. Details of removal are described in the rules.APPEAL
Every sailor that has been added to the Black List may appeal to Black List company If a sailor can prove with documents his innocence on one of 5 causes described in this agreement his name shall be erased from the Black List during 24 hours after allowance of appeal. All interested parties will be informed about the decision backed by documentary evidence.Persons whose appeal was unsuccessful may submit another appeal not earlier than 6 months since the date of the appeal hearing.Company’s Appeal
Company that added a sailor to the Black List may submit a petition for removal from the list. In such cases sailor’s name and details are immediately erased, all interested parties receive notifications backed by documentary evidence (appeal hearing is not held). If a different company submits an appeal then appeal hearing takes place as described in clause “Appeal Procedure”. Company’s appeal may be submitted by e-mail stating sailor’s name and details.FOR SAILORS
Black List is a united database of unwanted sailors for ship owners, crewing companies, managers, clubs of mutual insurance P&I and other bodies that are involved in managing the ship and the crew.We remind you that Black List is a classified database created with the purpose of providing grouds for maintaining safety on ships for sailors and ship owners and establishing good working environment aboard.Black List has been designed using recommendations of and in full compliance with international standards and conventions about safety of shipping and employment assistance for sailors. Thisw database should not be seen as a deterrent of sailors’ rights for employment and our squad denounces intrusions into sailor’s personal life and everything not connected with contract obligations and any cases of nazizm, racizm regarding sailors and crews.Our company equally protects interests of ship owners and sailors and in cases of adding a sailor on other grounds than described above reserves the right to rehabilitate a sailor with notification of the employer. However, our company denounces drinking and use of narcotics aboard the ship because it corrupts the crew and undermines safety of navigation.Black List warns companies and tries to protect and save normal working environment aboard and avoid additional expenses due to incompetency or disobedience of sailors.Sailor, remember! You always have the right to appeal after which your name may be removed from Black List.