China-Alert to Risks in the Claims for Injury, Illness or Death of Chinese Seafarers Expatriate

14 November 2023 No.1247
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We have obtained an Alert regarding Chinese Seafarers' Claims from the Chinese law firm Wang Jing & Co., which is attached herewith. This notice applies to ship owners both within and outside China employing Chinese seafarers. A summary of the Announcement is provided below.


  1. Description adjustment of employment contracts: potential issues arising from not specifying the period of compensation for medical treatment.
  2. Risks of double claims.
  3. Additional liability due to inadequate social security arrangements.


If you have any uncertainties, it is recommended that you consult with Chinese law firms for further clarification.