New scheme of “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” Launched Rs. 25 / 50 Lakhs Insurance to Benefit Seafarers and Their Families.
National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) is a strong, powerful and responsible trade union. On the strong foundations laid by its founder Shri Mohamed Ebrahim Serang, NUSI has redefined trade unionism by its welfare activities. Over the years, NUSI has stood up for the cause of our seafarers.
NUSI takes great satisfaction to note that thousands of our ratings and petty officers serving on Foreign going, Home Trade, Offshore Vessels, Tugs / Crafts of Indian and foreign flags ships including Cruise ships and their families have benefitted by the NUSI agreements and welfare activities through the years and even during the pandemic.
All seafarers will get increased wages and terms and conditions on the NUSI agreements of Indian and foreign flag ships effective 1st January 2022 and again on 1st January, 2023.
We all know that seafarers are covered by P&I insurance by their respective shipping companies while onboard the ships. After sign off, many seafarers do not take personal life insurance coverage. On the demise of the seafarer ashore, their family have to undergo challenging time. “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” will be in addition to the death compensation entitlement of the seafarers while onboard under NUSI agreement.
Gaining from the Covid pandemic experience and with a view to safeguard and to create awareness about life insurance, NUSI has the pleasure to introduce “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” insurance for seafarers and their families in partnership with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) through LIC Jeevan Amar Policy.
We are pleased to inform you that Shri Amitabh Kumar, Director General of Shipping inaugurated “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” during the “NUSI-125 years” and the “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” celebrations.
“NUSI Suraksha Kavach” welfare scheme will benefit NUSI members upto 60 years of age as below:-
1) The sum assured on death due to natural causes is Rs. 25,00,000/- (Rs. Twenty five lakhs only).
2) The sum assured on death due to accident is Rs. 50,00,000/- (Rs. Fifty lakhs only).
3) The yearly insurance premium will be paid by interested individual seafarers. NUSI will reimburse part of this yearly insurance premium as per NUSI guidelines.
4) The details and procedures of “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” insurance will be provided soon.
NUSI wants to create more life insurance awareness and also facilitate our seafarers to be insured under this scheme which will go a long way in benefitting their families. The “NUSI Suraksha Kavach” is yet another New Year Gift for seafarers and their families.
Additionally, the NUSI General Body resolutions regarding 1) “Priority List” for seafarers in all modes of travel 2) Income Tax exemption during Covid pandemic were also submitted to the Director General.
NUSI Office Bearers, Executive Committee, Women Committee, Youth Committee and Branch Representatives and thousands of seafarers wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year- 2022.
With warm regards and in solidarity,
(Abdulgani Y. Serang)
General Secretary -cum- Treasurer
Executive Board Member – ITF
Vice-Chair, ITF Seafarers Section – Asia Pacific Region
Vice-Chair, ITF Asia Pacific Region