Stranded seafarers recall long journey home

Stranded seafarers recall long journey home
Tristan Nodalo Sep 30, 2020 https://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2020/9/30/Stranded-seafarers-recall-lo...

16 Filipino seafarers who were stranded in China are finally home.

Pinoy vs. Pinoy: Violent murder on board of MSC mega container ship in the Pacific

Violent murder on board of MSC mega container ship in the Pacific
NIKOLAY TORKIN September 29, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/09/29/violent-murder-on-board-of-m...

A Filipino crew attacked another crew with knives on board of container ship MSC RAVENNA on Sep 20, while the ship was under way in the Pacific, en route from China to Long Beach – Los Angeles, USA, wrote Los Angeles Daily News.

Australia sends troops to help contain coronavirus on bulk carrier that last changed crews in Manila

Australia sends troops to help contain coronavirus on cargo ship
29 Sep 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/29/australia-sends-troops-to-help-...

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At least 17 of the 21-crew members of an ore carrier, which last changed crews in Manila, tested positive for COVID-19.

Flowers and the 25th National Seafarers Day in the time of pandemic

Flowers and the 25th National Seafarers Day in the time of pandemic
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO - September 29,2020 - https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/342624/flowers-and-the-25th-national-...

“Seafarers are keyworkers. You are not alone. You are not forgotten”.

DFA welcomes home stranded seafarers from China

DFA welcomes home stranded seafarers from China
September 30, 2020 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1117028

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed home 16 stranded Filipino seafarers and three land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from China, who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday.

After 6 months stranded in China, 11 Pinoy seafarers now going home

After 6 months stranded in China, 11 seafarers now going home
Ana P. Santos Sep 28, 2020 https://www.rappler.com/nation/oceanstar-86-seafarers-now-going-home

Eleven Filipino crew members of Oceanstar 86 are set to fly back to the Philippines

After more than 6 months of being forced to quarantine on their vessel off the waters of China, 11 Filipino crew members of Oceanstar 86 are set to fly back to the Philippines on Monday evening, September 28.

Crew change crisis could drive skilled seafarers from the profession

Crew change crisis could drive skilled seafarers from the profession
25 September 2020 https://www.nautilusint.org/en/news-insight/news/crew-change-crisis-coul...

The crew change crisis could lead to skilled seafarers leaving shipping for other careers due to the ill treatment they have suffered, a leading supply chain expert has warned.

67,484 seafarers out of 195,224 OFWs repatriated

Over 195,000 overseas Filipinos brought home amid pandemic — DFA
Neil Arwin Mercado -September 27, 2020 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/191217/over-195000-overseas-filipinos-...

MANILA, Philippines — More than 195,000 Filipinos abroad have been repatriated back to the Philippines amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Sunday.

Seafarers’ music in the time of pandemic

Seafarers’ music in the time of pandemic
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO | September 23,2020 -https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/341447/seafarers-music-in-the-time-of...

Despite the pandemic, music plays a special role on Filipino seafarers’ life, whether at sea or on land.

It is an understatement to say that karaoke is a central part of pop culture of Filipinos, including seafarers whether on board or in between contracts.

In honor of Filipino seafarers; Coast Guard leads observance of Nat’l Seafarers Day

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