Seafarer Law Case Study

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COURSE WORK MODULE 1. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAWS AND RELATED CONVENTIONS 1. MARITIME LABOR CONVENTION (MLC) 2006 MLC, 2006 is an international labor Convention adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO). It provides international standards worldwide and widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”. It aims to achieve decent working condition for seafarers and secure their economic interests through fair competition and employment of ship owners with proven excellence in the industry. Among the conditions set forth in the MLC 2006, includes the following, to wit:  minimum age  seafarers’ employment agreements  hours of work or rest  payment of wages  paid annual leave  repatriation at the end of contract  on-board…show more content…
This means that if a ship is involved in an incident which causes damage to persons, property or the environment, there is a limit on the maximum amount of compensation that a court can order the shipowner to pay. Under the Philippine Laws, specifically the Code of Commerce, a vessel is essentially a personal property because it is movable. But the Supreme Court has characterized maritime transaction as real in nature with respect to liability against third persons of which are effected though…show more content…
For example, a salvor who prevented a major pollution incident by towing a damaged tanker away from an environmentally protected area and failed to save the ship or the cargo does not get compensation for it. Thus, the 1989 Convention pursued to remedy this deficiency by making provision for an enhanced salvage award taking into account the skill and efforts of the salvors in preventing or minimizing damage to the environment. Damage to the environment is defined as "substantial physical damage to human health or to marine life or resources in coastal or inland waters or areas adjacent thereto, caused by pollution, contamination, fire, explosion or similar major

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