Filipino sailors remitted over $1 billion in January-February 2019

Filipino sailors remitted over $1 billion in January-February 2019
April 20, 2019 https://www.rappler.com/nation/228584-filipino-sailors-remittances-compl...

For the entire 2018, Filipino seafarers wired home a total of P317 billion through bank channels

MANILA, Philippines ­­– Filipino sailors on foreign vessels wired home $1.05 billion in remittances (P54 billion)* for the first two months of 2019, said the ACTS-OFW party-list group on Saturday, April 20.

Was Homo luzonensis a seafarer?

Philippine ports king Enrique Razon joins bid to rescue Hanjin shipyard

Philippine ports king joins bid to rescue Hanjin shipyard
CLIFF VENZON, April 11, 2019 https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Philippine-ports-king-joins-b...

Tycoon looks to convert site into multipurpose industrial complex

Cargo ship stranded off Panglao Island coast

Cargo ship stranded off Panglao Island coast
Dale Israel Apr 19, 2019 http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/4/19/panglao-bohol-stranded-ship.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April, 19) — A cargo vessel carrying 20 people has been stranded off the coast of Panglao Island in Bohol on Thursday evening.

Ship hits seawall at Batangas port, gets safety certificate suspended

Ship hits seawall at Batangas port, gets safety certificate suspended
April 19, 2019 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/691794/ship-hits-seawall-at...

A ship rammed into the seawall at the Port of Batangas on Friday morning, the Maritime Industry Authority has reported.

Initial investigation showed that MV RDI Genesis 1 rammed into the seawall of the port due to a starboard side throttle that malfunctioned.

Sailors’ Society seeks changes to the Maritime Labour Convention

Sailors’ Society seeks changes to the Maritime Labour Convention
Sam Chambers April 17th, 2019 https://splash247.com/sailors-society-seeks-changes-to-the-maritime-labo...

Maritime charity Sailors’ Society is petitioning the International Labour Organization (ILO) to make wellness training for seafarers mandatory in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

The petition is a key part of the charity’s Not On My Watch campaign to combat suicide and depression at sea.

Cruise Ship Catches Fire While Crew Was Busy Loading Lifeboats: Situation Was 'Very Hectic'

Cruise Ship Catches Fire While Crew Was Busy Loading Lifeboats: Situation Was 'Very Hectic'
Brendan Cole On 4/17/19 https://www.newsweek.com/cruise-ship-catches-fire-while-crew-was-busy-lo...

Crew members aboard a docked cruise ship scrambled to put out a fire as passengers reported hectic scenes Monday.

Four shipping firms establish new container line association DCSA

Four shipping firms establish new container line association DCSA
17 April 2019 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/container-line-association/

MSC, AP Moller – Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express have officially set up a new container line association.

Named Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), the neutral and non-profit association is headquartered in the Netherlands.

Dry docked cargo ship fire, Tuzla

Dry docked cargo ship fire, Tuzla
STEPAN KOTCHERGA April 17, 2019 http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/04/17/dry-docked-cargo-ship-fire-tuzla/

Philippines protests China’s harvest of giant clams

PH protests China’s harvest of giant clams
Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jhesset O. Enano, Julie M. Aurelio April 17, 2019

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