Stories written by Agent Tinig

Seafarers wage still at the same rate despite shipping’s recoupment

  According to the latest Manning report published by Drewry, despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes. The absence of assurance in the industry has seen compensation increase at the same rate since 2009, and […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

92 gov’t officials, employees fired for graft

  Malacañang on Sunday gave assurance that day-to-day operations would not be disrupted following the firing of 92 government officials and employees in its anticorruption drive. “We assure our people that in cases where heads have been suspended or terminated, day-to-day government operations will remain unhampered because the duties can be performed by the assistant […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

Filipino crew of a German-owned vessel, abducted

Six crews of Demeter, a German-owned vessel, were reported to have been abducted off Nigeria wherein four of those are Filipinos, one Ukrainian and one Hungarian. According to the Sea Guardian consultancy, the pirates have abducted the crews, including (the) master, chief officer, second officer, second engineer, bosun and cook. The Demeter is a Liberia-flagged […]

Posted by: on Oct 26, 2017 read more

Nautilus criticises ‘slavery’ conditons

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  The crew of a Panama-flagged  ship are enduring conditions that are close to slavery, according to seafarers’  Union Nautilus International, The union claims that seafarers on board the 1,596 gross tonnage general cargo ship Seccadi, detained in the UK port of Runcorn, have been suffering atrocious conditions and have been paid wages as low […]

Posted by: on Oct 25, 2017 read more

Singapore: Two More Bodies of Dredger Crew Recovered, One Still Missing

Two more bodies of seafarers, former crew members of JBB De Rong 19 dredger, have been recovered in Singapore territorial waters since the fatal collisionbetween the dredger and tanker Kartika Segara that occurred on September 13. This brings the total body count to four of the five persons that went missing following the accident, according to […]

Posted by: on Oct 24, 2017 read more


Can the heirs claim death benefits even if the seafarer died after his medical repatriation? Yes, as pronounced in the case of Canuel v. Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, (G.R. No. 190161, October 13, 2014), the Supreme Court granted the claims for death benefits even though the seafarer’s death happened after he was medically repatriated. In […]

Posted by: on Oct 20, 2017 read more