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


  Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmed that the Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) , adopted in 2014, will enter into force on 18 January 2017. Ratifying Members had been given until 18 July 2016 to formally express their disagreement […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more

Proteksyon ng mga seaman kontra diskriminasyon, isinusulong

                  Isinusulong ngayon ang panukalang batas para sa proteksyon ng karapatan ng mga seaman. Sa harap ito ng isyu ng diskriminasyon sa edad at lahi na nararanasan ng ilan sa kanila. I-Bandila mo, Zen Hernandez. – Bandila sa DZMM, Biyernes, 8 Disyembre, 2017   see video in: […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more

Armed men attack cargo ship off Basilan

Armed men attacked a Manila-bound cargo vessel in the waters off Sibago Island in Basilan on Friday night in an attempt to abduct crew members for ransom. M/V Kudos 1 was navigating the sea from Davao City when armed men on three motorized bancas intercepted the vessel. The ship’s captain Chris Paul Maligmat said they […]

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2018 read more