Unsung Filipino seafarers power the global economy: No other nation crews so many merchant ships

Unsung Filipino seafarers power the global economy: No other nation crews so many merchant ships
Feb 16th 2019 https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/02/16/unsung-filipino-seafarers-powe...

Through the eyes of the seafarer

Through the eyes of the seafarer
Dennis Gorecho - February 14, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/through-the-eyes-of-the-seafarer/

PROTECTION of the eyes is of paramount importance while working on ships.

Shipboard jobs such as welding, chipping, painting, and working with hazardous material such as oil and chemicals as well as exposure to the sun’s UV rays pose great danger to the seafarer’s eyes.

5 Filipino seamen missing off Falkland Islands

5 Filipino seamen missing off Falkland Islands
February 15, 2019 - https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/02/15/1893932/5-filipino-seamen-...

MANILA, Philippines — Five Filipino seafarers have been reported missing after their ship caught fire off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

DFA spokesperson Elmer Cato said the government remains hopeful that the missing seafarers will be found.

House backs move to make the Philippines top maritime nation

House backs move to make PH top maritime nation
Maricel Cruz February 15, 2019 http://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/287850/house-backs-move-to-ma...

The House of Representatives has approved a bill establishing the Philippines as a leading maritime nation and respected flag State.

Why Russian ship's still stuck in Falmouth two months after grounding

Why Russian ship's still stuck in Falmouth two months after grounding
Jeff Reines 14 Feb 2019 https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/russian-ship-still-stuck...

A Russian cargo ship is still waiting to leave UK waters two months after it ran aground - because of an unpaid debt.

The Kuzma Minin got stuck yards from Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth during stormy weather in December and was eventually freed after a lengthy rescue operation.

Myanmar: Eight bodies recovered from sunken govt ship

Eight bodies recovered from sunken govt ship
Zaw Zaw Htwe 14 Feb 2019 https://www.mmtimes.com/news/eight-bodies-recovered-sunken-govt-ship.html

Rescue teams have recovered eight bodies of crewmen from the sunken government-owned ship Sin Pyaung, while 10 more are still missing.

The ship sank off Lattphat island in Manaung township, Rakhine State, on Monday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Philippines: House panel considering regulation of shipping fees

House panel considering regulation of shipping fees
February 13, 2019 https://www.bworldonline.com/house-panel-considering-regulation-of-shipp...

THE House Committee on Transportation is hearing arguments from technical experts in preparation for the possible regulation of sea cargo fees amid opposition from the shipping industry.

Maritime autonomous surface ships on the horizon

Maritime autonomous surface ships on the horizon
14/02/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/maritime-autonomous-surface-ships-o...

Gard’s mission is: Together we enable sustainable maritime development. To deliver on this mission, we explore and support the development of emerging technologies including maritime autonomous surface ships.

Review: Disasters at Sea — Deadly Neglect, the Loss of the Marine Electric

Review: Disasters at Sea — Deadly Neglect, the Loss of the Marine Electric
Rick Spilman February 13, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/loss-of-the-marine-electric-disasters-at-sea-review...

Update STCW to address technical training

Update STCW to address technical training
Martyn Wingrove 12 Feb 2019 https://www.mpropulsion.com/news/view,update-stcw-to-address-technical-t...

IMO’s standard training requirements may no longer be enough to satisfy owner’s requirements for their crew to show competency in the latest technology

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