P & I clubs & crew claims
P & I clubs και αποκατάσταση ζημιών πληρώματος
“Working as a seafarer, either as a wiper, ordinary seaman, able seaman, or an officer, can be described as a peculiar and risky business”, as stated in relevant Greek laws. Above statement demonstrates vividly the reason why claims that arise as a consequence of an injury, illness or even death of a seaman on-board a vessel could very possibly cost an enormous amount of money to both the ship owning company and the relevant P&I Club. The main purpose of this study is to present how the P&I cover works, especially focusing on how personal injury, illness or death of a seaman is being covered by the P&I Clubs. The analysis of such a cover is being demonstrated thought three real cases of injury, illness and death of a seafarer respectively, revealing to the reader how these cases have been handled by both the ship owing company and the P&I Club. The basic conclusion of this analysis is the delicate nature of cases like these ones, as they deal with the human life itself. That is one of the most important reasons why prevention, quality and the taking of precautionary measures are considered as extremely vital factors in the shipping industry.