Why seamen are the most faithful husband (?)

In my previous article, “A Seaman’s life”, I emphasized that a seaman is the conservator of his family in their social and material necessities. They are the “bagong bayani” of our country and implied hero of his family. Accounting the old saying that seamen are unfaithful to their families or by-worded as “Seamanloloko”, I would […]

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PCG commissions new vessels on its 116th Founding Anniversary

  The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recently commissioned the three 44-meter Multi Role-Response Vessels and three 7m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) which came from the government of Japan in their continued support to the PCG’s thrust of maritime security in the country, in time for the commemoration of the 116th founding anniversary of […]

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ITF focuses on labor violations

According to an analysis conducted by International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) an emerging pattern of labour rights violations has allegedly been found at the Philippine-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) Labor issues at ICTSI terminals are not limited to current disputes at ICTSI terminal in Madagascar and Indonesia but can be found throughout […]

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Ten common financial mistakes among seafarers

As promised during the previous article on brrrrr months, we will be sharing some valuable insights regarding financial matters. This is our second one and we thought it very fitting to share an article “in toto” by a very experienced chief engineer, Rajeeve Kaushik, of the Merchant Navy as published. Here goes… As seafarers we […]

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Malacca and Singapore piracy heightens

The number of incidents of piracy against ships in Asia in October increased compared to the same period in 2016. Nine incidents were reported in October 2017 compared to seven incidents reported in October 2016. Two of the nine were failed attempts where the ship’s crews prevented the pirates from boarding. There weren’t any incidents […]

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Organizations collaborate in aid of seafarers

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Trafigura Foundation and ISWAN have formed a collaboration to assist the seafarers. The Trafigura Foundation awarded ISWAN a grant to improve its helpline and support dedicated emergency funds for seafarers experiencing difficult situations at sea. As ISWAN notes, seafarers’ lives can be very difficult. SeafarerHelp, ISWAN’s 24-hour multilingual helpline, addresses this problem by providing a […]

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