Stowaways and seafarer’s dismissal

Monday, December 17, 2018, 9:28 p.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho   A seafarer may be dismissed in the event that he is found to be committing unauthorized acts in connivance with or cuddling of stowaways. The International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF) defines a stowaway as a person who secretly enters a ship without the

Seafarer’s death after medical repatriation

Monday, November 5, 2018, 8:45 p.m. By Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho   Heirs of a deceased seafarer cannot be denied of death benefits even if he dies after his medical repatriation as long as its cause (the work-related injury or illness)  had occurred during the term of his employment. Under the  POEA approved employment contract,

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