Deckhand’s boat sails without him; he loses court battle because of independent contractor status11/26/2003|Canadian Employment Law Today Masyk v. F.A.S. Seafood Producers Ltd., 2003 CarswellBC 2658, 2003 BCSC 1644 (B.C. S.C.)In 1998 Mitchell Masyk was working as a deckhand on two vessels owned by F.A.S. Seafood Producers Ltd., operating out of Victoria. Altogether he had gone on 10 fishing trips for the firm.Masyk said he was told by the company’s president that after his last voyage there would be a position on a more lucrative vessel, the Ocean Pearl, in early 1999. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.