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Repost: Contrary to the claims of nay-sayers, European shipping companies are still employing Filipino ship officers and affirmed their preference to hire Filipino seafarers, according to the Philippine government. While it is true that an audit of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) flagged some inadequacies in training, the Philippine government has formed a special agency to meet the standards ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: China is shortening Covid-quarantine period for seafarers transferring from international-going vessels to domestic-deployed vessels when arriving at domestic ports. China’s Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Health Commission, General Administration of Customs and National Immigration Administration have jointly issued the notice for optimizing quarantine policies for crew onboard foreign-going vessels which will be deployed on ...

Image Credit: The Maritime Executive Repost: Indonesian authorities are reporting that the cargo ship reported missing four days ago was located Monday evening with the crew safely aboard. Few details were released, but reports indicate that the vessel was being moved to the port of Dobo with 13 crewmembers. The captain and an engineer were ill and evacuated. The 3,861 ...

Image Credit: Maritime Fairtrade Repost: On the afternoon of October 31, five minutes after leaving Gayam Harbor, the 46 GT passenger ship KLM Mila Jawa Indah hit a rock which broke the hull. The ship sank with 77 passengers and seven crew members onboard. Although the accident happened very fast, they were all saved as they were near the harbor ...

Repost: Fast rising cost of living crisis to precipitate more labor disputes across developed markets as dock workers seek to make up for rampaging price inflation, heaping more disruption on congested ports. Strike action at major German and UK ports has caused major disruption to carrier schedules and has adversely impacted port performance with average call durations rising after the ...

Repost: The possibility of Filipino seafarers losing their certification in the coming year because of poor compliance with international training standards is causing panic among various government officials and their respective agencies. This month, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is set to retake an audit of the country’s seafaring standards and officials are scrambling to find both short and ...

Repost: Taking place the week after COP 27, CrewConnect Global will reflect on, and build upon many of the key discussions from the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Central to the debates at CrewConnect Global will be recommendations for a Just Transition, ensuring that the seafarer is not forgotten in shipping’s race to decarbonize. The shipping industry continues to make ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report showed a sustained return to more normal levels as pandemic pressures on crew conditions ease. The index recorded a 7.3 for the third quarter, up from 7.21 in the second quarter and well above the record low of 5.85 in the first quarter of 2022. “It was hoped ...

Repost: Adelina, not her real name, was 20 years old when she was forced into sexual slavery after being scammed by an unscrupulous broker. After three years of working as a shopkeeper in Lamongan Regency, believing she could earn much more, she wanted to work abroad in the hospitality industry to support her four younger siblings. Adelina paid the broker ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The global Crewing industry will meet to debate and to inspire change in sustainability, crew management, training & safety at sea, and seafarer well-being. Delegates and speakers from around the globe will converge in Manila, Philippines at CrewConnect Global this November. The conference programme is complemented with an expo hall, an awards ceremony and ...