Coast Guard sends team to check reports of oil slick off Iloilo town

Post Thumb ILOILO CITY, Philippines—The Coast Guard dispatched on Tuesday teams to the coast of San Joaquin town in Iloilo after residents reported an oil slick in the area. Commodore Athelo Ybañez, Coast Guard Western Visayas commander, however, said it was unlikely that the tar balls were from a cargo ship that sank on January 22 […]

Posted by: on Feb 01, 2011 read more

UFS Facilitating Assistance to 46 Forsaken Crew of Cement Carrier

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Acting on a request for assistance by a Filipino crew member of a large cement carrier coursed through the Facebook account of local maritime journalist, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) hardly spared no time in sourcing from its network possible seafarer organizations that can be of immediate help to the forsaken seafarers. Glenn Ford Apit […]

Posted by: on Jan 09, 2011 read more

Ship crewing sector calls for ratification of MLC of 2006

Post Thumb MANILA, Philippines — The country’s ship crewing sector has called for the immediate ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) of 2006 in which the ILO introduces a number of major amendments to existing international regulations involving ships crews’ welfare. The Joint Manning Group (JMG) said that the Philippines being the leading supplier of […]

Posted by: on Jan 05, 2011 read more