In order to cover situations arising from working at sea as a result of the circumstances present in maritime and fishing work:
The situations that can be protected are as follows:
The loss of personal equipment due to a shipwreck or accident at sea.
On-board death or disappearance.
Transportation of dead bodies.
The Social Marine Institute has been covering these situations through annual applications for financial welfare grants within the scope of government subsidies. The publication of Royal Decree 869/2007, of 2 July, governs the awarding of these grants as welfare benefits from the Special Social Security Scheme for Sea Workers.