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Pinoy Seafarer's Rights

Seafarers’ claims to be delayed by placing awards in Escrow

MANNING agencies are pushing for the inclusion of an escrow provision in a proposed magna carta for seafarers which is a mere dilatory tactic...

Illegal withholding of seafarer’s travel documents

Manning agencies and foreign principals and employers can be held criminally liable for illegally withholding seafarers' travel documents.In many instances of non-deployment, many seafarers complain of withholding of...

Osteoarthritis as a compensable seafarer’s illness

DEGENERATIVE changes of the spine, also known as osteoarthritis, is considered work-related due to the seafarer’s performance of tasks that clearly involve undue heavy...

Incompetence and inefficiency as grounds for dismissal

WHERE a penalty less punitive would suffice, whatever missteps may have been committed by the worker ought not to be visited with a consequence so...

Termination due vessel sale or change of principal

THE SEAFARER is entitled to receive his basic wage until the date of joining  another vessel in the event of vessel sale or change of principal and he...

Flowers for deceased seafarers

FLOWERS are expressions of the fragrance and beauty of love given and received.Wreathe thrown into the sea carry to all the deceased seafarers the message of...

Outstanding maritime students of PH

ONE OF the questions I propounded as judge in the 2018 Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) was this: what single personal item will...

Boodle fight and National Seafarers’ Day

BOODLE fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of banana leaves and dispenses with cutlery...

National Seafarers’ Day 2018

THE 23RD National Seafarers’ Day (NSD) is all set on Sept. 30, 2018.NSD is celebrated every last Sunday of September as a tribute to our...

Seafarer’s repatriation on compassionate grounds

AS A GENERAL rule, the employment of the seafarer shall cease when the he completes his period of contractual service aboard the ship, signs-off...

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