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
The Supreme Court considers the POEA-SEC and rules that a seafarer’s heirs are entitled to death benefits for work related illness even if death occurs after the term of his employment contract.
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.
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.
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.
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.