PEME IN JAPAN
|Author(s)||UK P&I Club|
|Publisher||UK P&I Club|
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This compact publication was released by the UK P&I Club with the intention to provide Japanese Club members with the guidance on the pre-employment medical examination program that is currently in place. The P&I industry commonly deals with the third-party liability claims raised against the operators of the vessels for illnesses, personal injuries and death - the total amount of the claims reached four hundred million dollars a year.
The crew illness claims represent about forty-six per cent of the claims. It has been noted that this problem is particularly acute for the operators of the Japanese vessels. Subject claims are complex in nature and they attract various costs - they can typically incur the costs from repatriation and sickness wages as well as medical treatment and compensation for disability.
Of course, serving on board Japanese vessels is not the actual cause of this all, but the Japanese shipping industry has undergone several significant changed in the past decade, and one of the changes was the internationalization of the operational control combined with the establishment of the overseas management based in Asia and other regions... Have a look in this paper and get some more information on this.
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