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21 dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck: official

Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday. Haiti’s civil protection directorate chief Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste said those on board the ship, around 50 people, had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighboring Turks and Caicos. […]

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2015 read more

Marina to encourage more women sailors

With its “She to Sea” program, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is urging Filipino women to pursue careers in the male-dominated shipping sector. Of the 810,481 seaman’s books issued during the past four years by the Department of Transportation and Communications-attached agency, a total of 47,038 were released to women, according to Marina deputy administrator […]

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2015 read more

Hanjin Shipyard To Build World’s Largest Container Vessels

The Korean shipbuilder in the Philippines announced that it signed a contract to build three 20,600 TEU container ships with CMA CGM, the biggest shipping company in France. This ultra-large container vessel measuring 400m in length, 59m in breadth and 33m in depth is capable of carrying 20,600 20ft containers. A deck alone is as […]

Posted by: on Apr 07, 2015 read more

New maritime school to open in Iloilo

A new maritime school owned by Ilonggo seafarers is soon to open in Iloilo. The Iloilo Merchant Marine School (IMMS) was put up through the hard earned money of active Ilonggo seafarers. The incorporators are alumni of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy who hold management level positions as merchant marine officers. Edilberto Romero, president of […]

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more

POEA chief: Pinoy crew lauded for taking care of abandoned Syrian refugees

Now it can be told: 10 Filipino crew members of a Dutch cargo ship received kudos for looking after 393 Syrian refugees the seafarers rescued in December 2014. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac on Sunday narrated the Filipinos were serving on the M/V Erasmusgracht when it chanced on the refugees at sea. […]

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more

NoTo550 Coalition: Automation of P550 terminal fee an Affront to Seafarer, OFW Rights.

In the interests of OFW migrant workers, the #Noto550 Coalition is refusing to concede defeat in connection with the airport terminal fee integration scheme, at least until the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) finds a way to implement it without causing undue burden for OFWs. The Coalition called on the Department of Transportation and Communication […]

Posted by: on Apr 05, 2015 read more