Moderator Michael Estaniel - President / Contact Representative, Philippines, Trans-Global Maritime Agency, Inc./ IMEC
Iris Baguilat - President, Döhle Seafront Crewing (Manila), Inc.
Vivek Menon - Interim Head of Department Occupational Health and Safety, Seahealth
Xavier De Rigaud - Owner, CrewSecure
Capt. Robert Fay - Senior Vice President, Maritime Operations, International Registries, Inc.
When asked what the biggest challenges are for the crewing sector currently, there is almost complete unanimity across organisations and positions in identifying crew claims.
- Given the advances in employment law, conventions, range of services available on the market, why are Crew Claims still taking up so many resources?
- Dealing with the ambulance chasers problem
- Minimising the risk of seafarers becoming unwitting victims
- Reducing frivolous claims