The crew of "Wilson Ghent" are concerned about the pension related issues
The crew members of the container ship "Wilson Ghent" (the flag of Malta, IMO: 9150236) are satisfied with the working conditions in general, but are concerned about retirement related issues, including early retirement. The seafarers told about their concerns the Inspectors of the SUR Baltic Territorial Organization (BTO) during their visiting the "Wilson Ghent".
The owner of the vessel is the company "WILSON SHIPOWNING AS", the crew consists of 8 people. On board there are all necessary insurance certificates that comply with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labor Convention.
- The crew is satisfied with the working and living conditions on board. But since the ship is flying a flag of convenience, the crew members have questions about their future pension. In addition, all the crew members expressed their negative attitude to the government's decision to increase the retirement age, - said Alexander Rusetsky, the SUR BTO Inspector.
- We explained the seafarers, that they should apply themselves to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation at their place of residence and take with them passport, SNILS (insurance individual account number) and the contract of employment in order to make the necessary deductions. Moreover, after signing the contract, but before starting a voyage, it is necessary to come to the Pension Fund and make voluntary insurance deductions. As for preferential pensions, despite recent initiatives by the government, there are as yet no any sign of the forthcoming review of the rules for early retirement.