Guide to Nickel Ore Cargo_Philippines 2020
The UK Club is pleased to share a guide outlining the potential dangers related to Nickel ore cargo, locations of loading areas, the importance of sampling and certification and additional local guidance
QCR Autumn 2020: Heirs of the late Manolo N. Licuanan v Singa Ship Management Inc. (G.R. Nos. 238261 and 238567)
The Philippines' Supreme Court decides that a seafarer's heirs are entitled to death benefits
The Philippines: Supreme Court decides that a seafarer's heirs are entitled to death benefits
Supreme Court considers the POEA-SEC and rules that a seafarer's heirs are entitled to death benefits for work related illness even after term of employment.
1170 - 08/19 - Travel Restrictions to the Philippines imposed by South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This circular informs Members of a recent ban imposed by the South Korean authority on their nationals travelling to the Philippine. This may have some implications for those vessels that are scheduled to trade to ports in certain regions of the Philippine, mostly known for nickel ore export.
Every year, the UK P&I Club supports several charities, usually with a maritime connection. In 2017/18, the Club is working with four charities, The Mission to Seafarers, the Sailors' Society, Mercy Ships and the International Maritime Rescue Federation.
We have received notice from Members regarding email spam purportedly being sent from Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law Offices in Philippines. Del Rosario have advised that these emails are spam and should be ignored.
The UK Club has received advice from our Correspondents in the Philippines on respecting the parameters of the Employment Contract (otherwise know as the 120/240 Day Issue).
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a People Claims Seminar, which was well attended by Club Members.
A crew member recently suffered a serious head injury after a slip and fall down some stairs onboard. This resulted in him being in Intensive Care for a month followed by surgery. After his medical repatriation back to the Philippines, he required further surgery and a rigorous plan of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
Shipowners employing Filipino crew should anticipate being requested to provide copies of the MLC Certificates evidencing compliance with the Financial Security requirements
Earlier this year the Club supported the production of the Human Rights at Sea mental health welfare leaflet "Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events"
Following the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao (southern Philippines) on 24th May 2017, the Senate and the House of Representatives met jointly at the end of July and voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until 31st December 2017.
Seminars for Japanese Members- Manila
The UK Club is grateful to have been invited to contribute to the senior officers seminar for Members' Misuga Kaiun which was recently held in Manila. Capt Anuj Velankar and Hironobu Bekku represented the Club at the seminar.
The UK Club has received the attached update from Pandiman Philippines Inc. advising that martial law has been declared in Mindanao.
Crew Health 20th Anniversary dinner- Manila
The UK P&I Club Crew Health team hosted a 20th Anniversary dinner at "Shang Palace" restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Makati, Manila on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Zambales charges - Philippines
The Club has been made aware of shipowners being issued charges from the local government of Zambales for the transit of their vessels through coastal waters in recent weeks.
It has been announced this week that as of May 2017 Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia will launch joint piracy patrols in waters of the Sulu Sea.