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Old 23-02-2016, 21:07   #1
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Hiring foreign workers

I'd like to start an extended cruise in the 1-2 year time frame and I'd like to hire a Filipino couple to cook and clean. Where's there a good source for Filipino workers?
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Old 23-02-2016, 21:21   #2
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In the Philippines.
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Old 24-02-2016, 01:05   #3
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Uhhhhhhh..............right you are S&M. Problem is the Philippines are on the far side of the Pacific Ocean. Actually, I was think'n there might be an agency that specializes in finding cruisers foreign workers. I hope that clears it up.
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You could just google Super Yacht Crew Recruitment ...

Is it silly season on SA still?
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I'd like to start an extended cruise in the 1-2 year time frame and I'd like to hire a Filipino couple to cook and clean. Where's there a good source for Filipino workers?
Stating where you are might be handy. This is an international forum and there are nearly 200 countries that you could be from. We are not mind readers
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make sure they have their "seaman's discharge book" other wise you will have visa issues in every country you visit, this allows them to stay on the boat legally visa free as professional crew.
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In the Philippines.
Are there any left there? Since pay conditions and qualifications are set by the rules of your flag nation and apply equally to all nations on board why would you specifically want Filipino crew? (assuming that is not your cultural heretage because if it was you would know)
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Walter,
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make sure they have their "seaman's discharge book" other wise you will have visa issues in every country you visit, this allows them to stay on the boat legally visa free as professional crew.
Even then it could get messy.
- Assuming you start in the USA for example, do they need a special visa to bring them to the USA to start the trip? Is that even allowable?
- If you travel by boat within the USA do you run afoul of the jones act?

I have to believe if this is a serious question, we must be talking about a large yatch (ie: 70' minimum) and using a crew service to get staff would make more sense.
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Stating where you are might be handy. This is an international forum and there are nearly 200 countries that you could be from. We are not mind readers

You make a good point! I live on the west coast of the US.
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Are there any left there? Since pay conditions and qualifications are set by the rules of your flag nation and apply equally to all nations on board why would you specifically want Filipino crew? (assuming that is not your cultural heretage because if it was you would know)
I've been told they are very loyal, if treated decently and paid well, as well as being excellent workers.
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I have to believe if this is a serious question, we must be talking about a large yatch (ie: 70' minimum) and using a crew service to get staff would make more sense.
That's pretty much what I was aiming for. There's probably a bunch of them, some highly recommended and some not quite so! If anybody knows of any in the former group I'd appreciate a heads up.
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[QUOTE=Lizzy Belle;2054482]You could just google Super Yacht Crew Recruitment ...

Thank you! I'd tried that but didn't use the right terminology. The word "recruitment" was the key.
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