A Seaman’s Life

    Generally, it is one’s dream to see the world free. Once upon a time, a young boy like me dreamed to become a seaman—a navigator and an officer of an international vessel that may have the chance to explore the vast oceans to see other countries. To know what it was like in […]

Posted by: on Nov 01, 2017 read more

The Shadows behind My White School Uniform

  As self-indulgent and childish as I have been, school uniform was given so much consideration in choosing my dream; the one which metaphors intelligence, dexterity, fame and wealth. Oblivious of what it would bring, I chose the course with the identifying look, a white school uniform which I thought was the most stunning. Later […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

The Alliance sets fund in case of member bankruptcy

The Alliance has reported that the group has set aside an insolvency contingency fund amounting to $50M in case one of its members suffers financial distress, like what happened to Hanjin Shipping. The fund’s purpose is to protect customer’s cargo and the ocean transportation chain, if ever an insolvency event occurs to the members’ carriers. […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

International Seafarers Welfare Awards now open for nominations

This year’s International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) awards is now open for nominations for the following awards categories: Shipping Company of the Year Seafarer Centre of the Year Port of the Year Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year The said nomination encourages the seafarers to voice out their thoughts about individuals, […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

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 […]

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