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

Witholding of travel documents as illegal recruitment

4:29 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Recruitment agencies and foreign principals and employers are prohibited from withholding travel documents of OFWs, including seafarers,  as provided for by rules and regulations governing the recruitment and employment of OFWs. In many instances of non-deployment, many seafarers complain of withholding of travel documents

Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB): grounds for suspension or revocation

6:10 am Friday, March 3, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho   One of the most important document before any seafarer able to board any local or international ships is the Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) or commonly known as Seaman’s book. This book details everything about the seafarer basic personal information and seagoing service. SIRB

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