Dutch court rules that Pinoy seafarers on a Dutch ship have the right to the minimum wage

Dutch court rules that seafarers on a Dutch ship have the right to the minimum wage | Lexology
Loyens & Loeff - Edith Franssen April 30 2019 https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6cdd1ba5-c30a-4a94-b900-2...

On 17 April 2019, the Dutch State Council (Raad van State) ruled that the Dutch Act on Minimum Wages applies on seafarers working on board of harbour tugboats (havensleepboten).

Introducing tech-voc courses in maritime at Asian Seafarers Institute

Introducing tech-voc courses in maritime
RAFFY AYENG May 15, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/introducing-tech-voc-courses-in-maritime/554...

A new training center recently opened and is set to offer technical-vocational (tech-voc) programs and maritime skills development not just for seafarers but other enrollees as well.

Soon, seafarers can access their certificates from a smartphone

Soon, seafarers can access their certificates from a smartphone
14/05/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/soon-seafarers-can-access-their-cer...

Abandoned on ship, stranded and starved Indian seafarers send out SOS saying vessel could sink

Abandoned on ship, stranded and starved Indian seafarers send out SOS saying vessel could sink
Ch Sushil Rao | May 26, 2019 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/abandoned-on-ship-stranded-and...

Seafarers enjoined to participate in DOLE business plan competition

Seafarers enjoined to participate in DOLE business plan competition
Analou De Vera May 26, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/05/26/seafarers-enjoined-to-participate-in-d...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging seafarers and their families to participate in the agency’s business plan competition.

The Deadly Evolution of Abu Sayyaf and the Sea

The Deadly Evolution of Abu Sayyaf and the Sea
Meghan Curra/CIMSEC 2019-05-24 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-deadly-evolution-of-ab...

Abu Sayyaf Group fighters in an undated video still (file image)

2 Japanese freighters collided, 1 sank, 4 crewmen missing

Two Japanese freighters collided, one sank, four crew missing
Mikhail Voytenko May 26, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/26/two-japanese-freighters-collided...

Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses

Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses
Dennis Gorecho, May 2, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/benzene-and-seafarers-illnesses/

THE SEAFARER’S constant exposure to hazards such as chemicals (including benzene) and varying temperatures, coupled by stressful tasks in his employment, may cause medical conditions like leukemia, cancer and goiter.

Port users decry ‘arbitrary’ shipping lines’ fees

Port users decry ‘arbitrary’ shipping lines’ fees
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat May 19, 2019 https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/05/19/port-users-decry-arbitrary-shippin...

Truckers, brokers and importers decried what they alleged as “arbitrary” fees imposed by shipping companies, as they urged government to intervene in this logistical nightmare that they said is causing prices of consumer products to skyrocket and affecting the economy.

Maersk Warns Trade Tensions are Hurting Shipping’s Growth

Maersk Warns Trade Tensions are Hurting Shipping’s Growth
Reuters May 24, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/maersk-warns-trade-tensions-are-hurting-shippings-g...

reuters logo By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, May 24 (Reuters) – A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world’s largest container shipping company, warned on Friday that trade tensions and an economic slowdown are slowing growth in global freight.

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