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21 Filipino Seafarers Aboard FOC Bulk Carrier Deprived Of Food And Salary

There are concerns about the welfare of 21 Filipino seafarers aboard a flag-of-convenience bulk carrier berthed at Port Kembla after it was found the stores aboard the ship were severely lacking and none of the crew had been paid in four months. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the ship, the Bulk Brasil, […]

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2015 read more

MPHRP’S Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) Course In Manila

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme, together with March On Stress, presents a skills-based course called TRiM or Trauma Risk Management on March 3 & 4 at the AMOSUP Conference Centre in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. To ensure that piracy survivors and their families get access to the right help, care and treatment, MPHRP has organized […]

Posted by: on Jan 28, 2015 read more

Abaya, Honrado face contempt raps over airport terminal fee

MANILA, Philippines – Representatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) asked a court yesterday to cite the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in contempt for ordering the implementation of the integration of the airport terminal fee into the cost of an airline ticket despite a pending motion. Lawyer Francisco […]

Posted by: on Jan 13, 2015 read more

Palace: Terminal fee integration into airline tickets to push through Feb. 1

After a delay of several months, the integration of terminal fees into airline ticket prices will finally push through on Feb. 1, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the arrangement was initially supposed to start Jan. 15 but the Manila International Airport Authority delayed it two weeks. “MIAA announced that beginning Feb. […]

Posted by: on Jan 12, 2015 read more

28 rescued after cargo vessel capsizes off Camiguin — report

At least 28 people were rescued after a cargo vessel capsized off Camiguin Island Friday morning, state-run Philippines News Agency reported. The PNA report quoted local Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Eleazer Dalnay as saying LC7-378 was en route to Misamis Oriental from Bohol when it capsized. Dalnay said crew of the MV Tong Yen, […]

Posted by: on Jan 10, 2015 read more

Coastguard suspends Cemfjord crew search in Pentland Firth

The search for the missing crew of the cargo ship Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth has been suspended. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that by last light on Sunday nothing had been found. The bulk carrier had a crew of eight – seven Polish nationals and one Filipino. It capsized before sinking. The […]

Posted by: on Jan 05, 2015 read more