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  • 5 December 2011

    The preference for Filipino seafarers in the maritime industry is exemplified in the continuing growth of licensed Filipino maritime professionals in the last six years according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). According to PRC Chairman Teresita Manzala, the number of Filipino marine engineers grew from 47,000 in 2005 to 58,000 in 2010, while Filipino […]

  • 5 February 2007

    Gunmen have kidnapped a Filipino oil worker and killed his police escort in Nigeria’s main oil region, police say. The Filipino was travelling south from the south-eastern city of Owerri to Port Harcourt when the gunmen attacked.

  • 4 September 2011

    For the third time this decade, the Philippines was able to comply with global seafaring standards and has made it in the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) “white list”. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced the good news to Filipino seafarers aspiring to work in foreign vessels. The Labor Secretary credits the country’s “consistent and sustained standing […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Filipino authorities have confirmed that the five crew members who were reported missing from the Malaysian tug boat Serudong 3 off Tambisan, Malaysia, on July 18, have been abducted by members of the Filipino Muslim militants, Abu Sayyaf, The Philippine Star reports. The news agency cited the Filipino Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza as saying that the militant group is […]

  • 17 January 2013

    A top-ranking official of an Australian-based global defence prime contractor has recognized the vital contribution of Filipino skilled workers in building world-class ships. Austal Philippines Shipyard Operations President and General Manager Joey Turano commended the effort, skills and abilities of Filipino shipbuilders during the visit of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III Wednesday at Austal’s shipyard […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ship managers should put in place sensible contingency plans to guard against a worst-case scenario should Filipino officers potentially find themselves banned from working on EU-flagged vessels. This follows concerns raised by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) over the ability of the Philippine Maritime Administration to fully and effectively implement all provisions of the […]

  • 30 June 2010

    Dutch ship owners want all-Filipino crew, from officer to ratings (non-officer), in their vessels, the Netherlands Ambassador to the country Robert Brinks said. “Dutch employers want Filipino seafarers to occupy all positions in the ships because they are good and they can communicate well,” Brinks said at Monday night’s reception for the 11th meeting of […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Klaveness Maritime Agency Inc. (KMAI), part of Norwegian shipping company Torvald Klaveness, informed that KMA in Manila is expanding its crew management services to include two new principals. The companies in question are Singapore-based Nordic Maritime Crewing Services and India’s Chellaram Shipping. Crew management company Nordic Maritime Crewing Services will be bringing in two oil-chemical […]

  • 8 May 2006

    Frabelle Fishing Corp, a firm which supplies tuna to processors here and in other parts of the Philippines, recently launched its $31.25-million tuna plant in Lae City, Morobe province in Papua New Guinea. The plant is the third in Papua New Guinea and the second to be built there by Filipino tuna players. The other […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.revealed that its group seafarer manning company, Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. has received the Award of Excellence from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III attended the award ceremony, held on February 10 at Malacanang Place. The award is given to the companies that earn high evaluations […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    NYK has welcomed the first Filipinos to take on the roles of captain and chief engineer on an NYK-operated LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessel. The two men received their promotions in July 2013 at NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. and began serving in their new roles from December. NYK has focused on the cultivation of future […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The National Maritime Week started last Monday (September 24, 2012) and kicked off with activities that looked back on the contributions of Filipino maritime workers for the country and the maritime industry in general. Officials and members of the Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) took the lead during the first […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The fifteen abandoned Filipino sailors, members of the MV B Ladybug’s crew, have been repatriated and returned to the Philippines after spending almost a year stranded in the Maltese waters. MV B Ladybug, a Ro-Ro ship sailing under the Panamanian flag, has been left to its own devices for eight months after the ship’s owner […]

  • 16 July 2012

      The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has recently announced that Filipino Seafarers are no longer required to present their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) in the country’s international airports. The new memorandum was issued by POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac and took effect this month. This move from the government agency will not only be beneficial […]

  • 29 November 2011

    After cancellation of a Laguna Lake dredging contract by his administration, Philippines’ President Aquino needs to “reload” the government’s relations with the European Union and the Belgium government. Aquino is welcome to speak before the EU Parliament and thank EU member-states for assisting in the evacuation of overseas Filipino workers during the military action in […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III named Crossworld Marine Services, Inc. as one of the country’s top performing manning and recruitment firms. Crossworld along with 17 other manning agencies received recognitions and awards for excellence in the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) handed out by the President himself in an event held in […]

  • 22 December 2014

    The U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans medevaced a Filipino crewmember from a tanker 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, on Sunday,  December 21. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the crew of the 748-foot Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Lorelei reporting a crewmember was suffering from a reportedly broken left leg. […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Search and rescue operation for the 16 missing crew of the ill-fated MV Jupiter that sank off the coast of Vietnam on 2 January has been terminated with the withdrawal of the remaining vessels of Vietnam’s Maritime Rescue Coordinating Committee. The termination of the search renders the missing crew lost, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said on Thursday. As informed, Gearbulk, […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay has delivered the opening speech at a Maritime Round Table held at the Head Offices of Classification Society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). On this occasion he said: “Germany and the EU cannot possibly have world-class efficient commercial ships manned by Filipinos today, and world-class efficient ships without Filipinos on […]

  • 4 October 2011

    The Philippines is already considered worldwide as the leading source for good and quality seafarers in the maritime industry. Now, another laurel will be placed in the country’s shipping industry, as it becomes the 4th leading shipbuilder in the world. International shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries recently inaugurated its two latest ship called The MV Star […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      On July 30, Ikaruga, an NYK containership, rescued 23 sailors from a troubled cargo vessel in the Malacca and Singapore straits. Ikaruga was sailing from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Singapore, when a distress call was sent at around 11:50 p.m. (local time) on July 29 from the troubled vessel. Singapore Port Operation Control Center […]

  • 2 February 2010

    Pirates in Somalia have released the Greek-owned cargo ship Filitsa and its crew of 22 after a ransom was paid, Greek officials said. The crew of three Greek officers and 19 Filipino sailors are reported to be in good condition.