Are many sailors insured when on leave?
How many sailors and their family get medical benefit when on duty or on vacation?
There are some shipping companies providing health insurance to sailors and their families even when they are off duty. We make request to all ship-owners and managers to provide health benefit to all crewmembers whether the are on duty or on vacation.
There will be an additional outgoing expenses for ship-owners & managers if they provide health insurance for crew when they are on leave.
Crewmember should always ask employer for this benefit and press them during annual meeting to provide this benefit. These benefits are costing peanuts, however it is giving piece of mind to crew members, their families and ship-owners too.
There are few insurance companies in the world; crewmembers can directly approach to these companies for health insurance.
Categories: Crew matters