where seafarers do not need to pay any money to join. If the Foundation wins the case, the seafarers who joined will receive their share of the unlawfully withheld pay recovered from the Dutch shipowners, after deduction of the costs as set out on this website. If the Foundation does not succeed, it will cost you nothing.
If you worked on a Dutch ship, when you resided in the Philippines or Indonesia, you are almost certainly a victim of these illegal practices. Please register now so we can determine if you are eligible to join the group. Registration involves providing your basic information, including pay slips or statements, details about the voyages you made on Dutch ships, and the title of your job. When we receive your registration, we will investigate your claim and be in touch as soon as possible about your eligibility. Once you are part of our group, there is nothing further you need to do.