PH still on ‘White List’ – Marina, but 'insider' says Marina report to IMO did not respond to STCW requirement

PH still on ‘White List’ – Marina
RAFFY AYENG March 21, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/ph-still-on-white-list-marina/528830/

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) broke its silence and insisted on Wednesday that the Philippines is still on the “White List” of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

It was reacting to the exclusive report of The Manila Times that the country “might be excluded” from the list for failure to comply with global reporting standards.

‘Philippines likely to fail EU maritime audit anew’

‘PH likely to fail EU maritime audit anew’
RAFFY AYENG March 20, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/ph-likely-to-fail-eu-maritime-audit-anew/528...

THE PHILIPPINES will likely fail the audit of a European maritime agency because of quality problems in maritime training schools, an industry source claimed on Tuesday.

SEAFARERS’ JOBS AT STAKE: PH risks dropping out of global maritime list

SEAFARERS’ JOBS AT STAKE: PH risks dropping out of global maritime list
CARMELA I. HUELAR March 18, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/ph-risks-dropping-out-of-global-maritime-lis...

EXCLUSIVE

THE JOBS of 400,000 Filipino seafarers and the country’s good standing in the global maritime community are at stake because of the country’s supposed failure to comply with global reporting standards.

Accident at sea

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Accident at sea
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO |March 19,2019 - cebudailynews.inquirer.net/223132/pinoy-marino-rights-spine-injuries-at-sea-2?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1

Seafarers work under a hostile working environment at the sea and no matter how many precautions are taken, accidents are bound to happen resulting to injuries ranging from minor to the most gruesome types; some even leading to fatalities.

ITF fires back in European block exemption debate

ITF fires back in European block exemption debate
Sam Chambers March 20th, 2019 https://splash247.com/itf-fires-back-in-european-block-exemption-debate/

Liners face a fight to see their block exemption regulation (BER) extended by the European Commission (EC) next year, with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) International Transport Forum (ITF) the chief obstacle.

Sea Asia 2019 To Discuss Key Issues Facing Maritime In Today’s Changing Landscape

Sea Asia 2019 To Discuss Key Issues Facing Maritime In Today’s Changing Landscape
21/03/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/sea-asia-2019-to-discuss-key-issues...

Sea Asia 2019, Asia’s anchor maritime and offshore conference and exhibition, is set to host more than 15,000 attendees from over 80 countries and regions this 9 – 11 April in Singapore.

Are merchant seafarer training standards fit for purpose?

Are merchant seafarer training standards fit for purpose?
Julian Turner 19 March 2019 https://www.ship-technology.com/features/seafarer-training-standards/

Adopted in 1978, and enforced six years later in April 1984, the IMO STCW Convention was the first to establish basic minimum requirements related to training, certification and watchkeeping for officers and ratings on an international level, which all countries are obliged to meet or exceed.

Italian container ship bound for Brazil and carrying 2,000 cars, including 37 Porsches, sinks off the coast of France as British Royal Navy stages dramatic rescue of all 27 crew members

Italian container ship bound for Brazil and carrying 2,000 cars, including 37 Porsches, sinks off the coast of France as British Royal Navy stages dramatic rescue of all 27 crew members
Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Press Association 20 March 2019

Last Tuesday, an Italian merchant vessel ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean some 150 miles off the coast of France

Older, gas-guzzling box ships bound for scrapyards as IMO 2020 looms

Older, gas-guzzling box ships bound for scrapyards as IMO 2020 looms
Mike Wackett 19/03/2019 https://theloadstar.com/older-gas-guzzling-box-ships-bound-for-scrapyard...

Container ship capsized, sank in Iranian port; 'lack of coordination between the ship’s officer and the contractor for loading and unloading' maybe the reason

Container ship capsized, sank in Iranian port
Mikhail Voytenko March 19, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/19/container-ship-capsized-sank-in-...

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