The social security financing Act for 2018 n°2017-1836 dated 30 December 2017 entered into force on 1 January 2018. The seafarers residing in France and embarked on a foreign flagged ship are registered with the French national welfare sheme for seafarers (ENIM) when they are not subject to the social security scheme of a foreign State in application of European Union regulations or other international agreements concluded with France and when they are not subject to a welfare scheme at least equivalent to the French national welfare scheme for seafarers.