Suicide and seafarer’s death compensation cases

5:09 am Thursday, May 25, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho A UK P&I study noted that Suicide is the highest cause of fatalities at sea as a result of mental health issues among seafarers, accounting for 15% of deaths. Factors for suicides in the case of seafarers include young age, isolation and the impact

Cancer and Filipino seafarers

5:08 am Thursday, May 25, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Seafarers are exposed to occupational risk factors, as well as environmental risk factors, as part of their normal everyday activities since they spend a large part of their lives at sea. Most seafarers live and work under extremely hazardous conditions that can cause serious short-term

Suicide the top cause of seafarer deaths

3:43 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The UK P&I Club is putting the spotlight on seafarer mental health with suicide the cause of 15% of deaths at sea. As career seafarers are second most at risk from suicide, Anuj Velankar, a senior loss prevention advisor in UK P&I Club, held

Drunkenness as ground for dismissal

4:12 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Before a seafarer can be dismissed and discharged from the vessel, it is required that he be given a written notice regarding the charges against him and that he be afforded a formal investigation where he could defend himself personally. It is the duty

POEA rules on seafarer’s fees

5:14 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The Revised POEA Rules and Regulations 2016 states how chargeable fees and costs are considered in relation to the  recruitment and employment of Filipino seafarers, the revised rules was passed in accordance with the policy of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)  policy, among others, to uphold the dignity

Termination of the POEA contract

1:03 am Thursday, May 11, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The employment of Filipino seafarers is governed by the Standard Employment Contract (SEC) they sign and duly approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) every time they are rehired and their employment is terminated upon its completion. As a general rule, the employment of the seafarer shall cease

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