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компенсация моряку

Компенсация за суицид на судне TK Rotterdam

В 2018-м году ко мне обратилась семья погибшего моряка из Азербайджана за оказанием юридической помощи. Обстоятельства смерти моряка были очень загадочны, и все указывало на то, что смерть наступила в результате сведения счетов с жизнью.

Усугублялось все тем, что официальное расследование, которое проводилось в Испании, не сильно-то и проходило и согласно рапорту полиции, они также предположили, что возможной причиной смерти послужил суицид. Возможно – то есть предположение, но это предположение, как часто бывает в таких ситуациях, играет не в пользу семьи погибшего моряка.


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Компенсация моряку в 100 000 долларов по заболеванию

В 2018-м году к нам обратился украинский моряк и члены его семьи за юридической помощью в связи с заболеванием в рейсе и отказом компании выплатить компенсацию. 

Будучи на судне m/v LUKE, наш клиент почувствовал себя плохо и был доставлен в госпиталь для прохождения медицинского осмотра. 

Как оказалось, моряк заболел на судне инфекционным заболеванием, которое переросло в тяжелое воспаление легких и дало осложнение на сердце, в результате чего его списали с судна.

компенсация моряку

114 000 долларов за избиение на судне

Моряк, будучи на судне ENSCO DS-6, в результате конфликта был избит членом экипажа. Несмотря на то, что мой клиент не нанес ни одного удара и только принимал побои, он все равно был обвинен в хулиганстве и списан с судна.

Кроме того, компания решила компенсировать затраты на репатриацию за счет моряка. Но по прибытию на Родину, мой клиент обратился в больницу в связи с тяжелым состоянием здоровья и серьезными последствиями после избиения.

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Is it possible to get a million?

The questions concerning the amount of compensation and its possible increasing are rather often asked. And is it possible to get a million? Of course it goes about a million USD or euro.

As far as I remember, none of the Ukrainian seafarers has ever collected from either the ship owner or the insurance company a sum around a million USD or euro as compensation for injury or a death aboard the vessel.

Thought, in my practice as well as in my colleagues’ from Ukraine practice, there were compensations around 700-800 thousand.

I have described before about the circumstances which can influence the payment and, unfortunately, it’s rather problematic to account to a huge payment from the company which possesses one or two volgo-balts.

It’s clear, that it can go only about major companies, possessing a huge fleet, and only in the case of the ‘star parade’.

To believe in possibility that every case may be brought to a million is rather silly. Were everything so easy, almost every second would have got such a sum, but no chance. The cases of huge compensations are very rare and singular.

The conditions and factors under which the compensation due to injury or death may be increased:

1. Major ship owner

2. Reliable insurance company

3. A ‘favourable’flag aboard

4. The vessel enters the harbours favourable to arrest

5. Undisputable guilt of the company in the accident

To my mind, these very 5 factors may influence on the payment of a huge compensation. That is all five of them should be united.

As you can realize it yourself, this can happen rather rare. Rare but not never. And such cases took place in both my and my colleagues’ practices.

And here we came to the answer to the burning question: if it’s possible to get a million?

In theory – yes, but speaking about this very moment, I personally don’t know about such cases, when a Ukrainian seafarer could win by court such a sum. However, there are just several examples when the achieved sum was really close to it.

I hope very much that either I or my colleagues will manage to break through this barrier.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Dear friends, the year 2018 comes to its end!

For this year we all have become wiser and more successful. I’m sure, for each of you it has brought more experience in both life and professional spheres. In the year coming to the end, we’ve learnt a lot, gained something, made new acquaintances. And this all was to our best!

The year 2019 is about to come – the year of new events, deeds, new victories – both personal and professional, new, bright encounters! I won’t try to foresee what’s gonna be ahead, but know for sure that in coming year each of us will have 365 unforgettable days and lots of new events. And whether this new will be in our favour or not – it all depends on each of us, as a person is a Master of his own ship.

My sincere congratulations to the New Year and Christmas!

There’s nothing more precious in our life than the health – I wish you to have it strong in the New Year!

I wish your plans for the next year to be realized, for everyone to get wiser, to gain more experience, and to have a good luck.

I wish you to succeed at work, to devote your leisure time to the family, not forgetting about self development and personal interests.

Happy new year holidays, friends!

ITF договора

ITF agreements sometimes just hinder

Для любого моряка кроме основной цели – уйти в рейс, есть и другая цель – уйти в рейс на хороший контракт.

Гарантией того, что контракт хороший, моряки считают наличие коллективного договора ITF на судне, на которое они трудоустроены. И отчасти моряки правы. Правы с точки зрения некой гарантии для них оплаты труда по ставкам ITF или оплаты компенсации по ставкам ITF.


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Cases when a marine lawyer is needed

The purpose of the present article is to construe to the seafarers what type of the legal expert is the marine lawyer and under what circumstances he should be hired. As well as to explain the difference between the marine lawyer and other types of lawyers.

There is a wrong stereotype that if either a seafarer or his family face any problems, they should obligatory hire merely marine lawyer. It’s completely wrong.

There are various problems. In the present article I want to dwell upon some of them, and also to explain what type of legal expert is needed in each particular case.


Arrest of the Ukrainian seafarers: trafficking of the illegal immigrants is strictly punishable

Recently the topic of the Ukrainian seafarers’ arrest for trafficking of the illegal immigrants has reached almost the highest point of its resonance in Europe. Huge imprisonment terms for the Ukrainian seafarers are really shocking from the point of view of ordinary, juridically illiterate person. They are deprived of liberty for hundreds years, which merely can’t be comprehended by an ordinary person. But from the juridical point of view, however, these terms are completely reasonable. Let’s consider for example Italy and Greece, which are the epicenter of detentions of the Ukrainian seafarers.

Speaking about Italy, it should be pointed out that in comparison with Greece, it’s legislation in respect to the imprisonment terms is rather loyal.


Infection for $27 000

A Ukrainian seafarer applied for help after the company refused to pay for neither sick leaves nor compensation.

Being aboard the vessel “Battersea Park”, our client felt sickness and was signed off due to the illness. As it happens traditionally in such cases the company took the position of not interfering and refused to negotiate with the seafarer as for his further treatment, accusing our client of concealing the very fact of decease.


$65 000 for getting sick with malaria

Another case was finished with the payment of compensation to my client. A Ukrainian seafarer working on Greek ship owner in the territory of Africa, had gotten sick with malaria and therefore was signed off due to the health condition.

Unfortunately for the seafarer first medical aid was provided not duly and as a consequence further treatment was ineffective, because malaria wasn’t diagnosed by the doctors at once. As a result, the seafarer was sent to Ukraine where he continued his treatment.