Insanity and Suicide

4:12 am Thursday, July 27, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Homesickness and/or family problems may result to depression, but the same does not necessarily equate to mental disorder that will  enable the heirs to be entitled   to death benefits for a seafarer who allegedly committed suicide. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court

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

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

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