AFP Chief Guerrero is the New MARINA Boss

After weeks of speculations following Marcial Amaro III’s rather abrupt dismissal as Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) administrator, the Palace finally announces that the lead role in the agency will be filled by no other than the incumbent Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after the latter’s mandatory retirement from the […]

Posted by: on Mar 10, 2018 read more

9 FILIPINO SEAMEN AMONG 27-MEMBER CREW One dead after Maersk Line vessel catches fire in Arabian Seas

A crew member died and four others went missing after fire broke out on a new Maersk Line container vessel in the Arabian Sea, the company said. There are nine Filipino seamen who are part of the 27-strong crew onboard. The vessel caught fire at around 1520 GMT on Tuesday, about 900 nautical miles southeast […]

Posted by: on Mar 09, 2018 read more

Lucrative entrepreneurship program awaits retiring seafarers, wives

As they say, nothing is constant but to innovate and change. That’s why seafarers and their families now must contemplate and urged to ponder what business they have to consider in investing and securing the future of their families. This is also one of the reasons why some manning agencies in the country includes financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 08, 2018 read more

Major Fire on Ultra-Large Containership Maersk Honam in Arabian Sea, Situation ‘Critical’

An ultra-large containership belonging to container shipping giant Maersk has suffered what is being described as a ‘serious fire’ in one of its cargo holds in the Arabian Sea. According to an emailed statement from Maersk Line, the MV Maersk Honam reported a serious fire in a cargo hold on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 15:20 […]

Posted by: on Mar 07, 2018 read more


  Can the conditional payment by the employer of the NLRC judgment award in favor of the seafarer operate as a final satisfaction of the seafarer’s claim, despite the pendency of the employer’s action for certiorari before the Court of Appeals? Interestingly, the Honorable Supreme Court answered in the affirmative in the case of MST […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2018 read more

House panel approves Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

  The House committee on overseas workers has passed the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers which seeks to promote the welfare of country’s seafarers and their families. The panel, chaired by BUHAY partylist Rep. Mariano Michael Velarde, Jr. approved the unnumbered bill, which substituted HBs 78, 457, 574, 1356, 4360 and 4525. The bill […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more

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