Tanker crew paid only fifth of global basic

Tanker crew paid only fifth of global basic
Ram Sundaram 25 July 2018 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/tanker-crew-paid-only-f...

Chennai: Along the lines of Andhra Pradesh, lakhs of government schoolteacher aspirants from Tamil Nadu will now have to take a competitive test, besides clearing the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018
PRESS RELEASE 23 July 2018

The IMRF Awards offer an invaluable way to raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in maritime search and rescue

Mutiny and seafarer’s dismissal

Mutiny and seafarer’s dismissal
Dennis Gorecho - July 25, 2018 https://www.panaynews.net/mutiny-and-seafarers-dismissal/

IN SOME instances, Filipino seafarers who aggressively assert their rights are wrongfully accused of mutiny, leading to the early termination of their contract by dismissal.

5 Pinoy seafarers injured in South Africa brawl, DFA says

5 Pinoy seafarers injured in South Africa brawl, DFA says
Jul 24 2018 http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/24/18/5-pinoy-seafarers-injured-in-south...

MANILA - Five Filipino seafarers were injured in a brawl in Cape Town, South Africa, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato confirmed the incident after he received information from Ambassador to South Africa Joseph Gerald Angeles.

IMO on Maritime Security in 21st Century

IMO on Maritime Security in 21st Century
Shailaja A. Lakshmi July 23, 2018 https://www.marinelink.com/news/imo-maritime-security-st-century-439906

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the Organization’s work and response to a changing maritime security landscape.

Is seafaring really a dying art?

Is seafaring really a dying art?
Andrew Craig-Bennett July 23rd, 2018 https://splash247.com/is-seafaring-really-a-dying-art/

“I think that the best and most perfect arrangement of things that I ever saw was when I went to look at the great Phoenician sailing-vessel; for I saw the largest amount of naval tackling separately disposed in the smallest stowage possible.

Lithium-ion batteries:a new safety issue for ships?

Lithium-ion batteries:a new safety issue for ships?
http://ship.h5mag.com/ship_jul18/lithium-ion_batteries_a_new_safety_issu...

More and more ships are turning hybrid or fully electric and increasingly rely on lithium batteries as a power source. The technology has proven itself reliable and powerful, but safety concerns, such as thermal runaway, still linger. Elliot Gardner investigates

There has been a rise

Quang Nam province short of seamen

Quang Nam province short of seamen
July 24, 2018 https://en.vietnamplus.vn/quang-nam-province-short-of-seamen/135175.vnp

The central coastal province of Quang Nam has seen a rising number of newly built fishing vessels, with a total of nearly 4,300 units. However, with the rapid increase of vessels, the province lacks human resources for fishing at sea.

Working at Sea: Recruitment Challenges

Working at Sea: Recruitment Challenges
July 18, 2018 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/19328-working-at-sea-recr...

Insubordinaton and seafarer’s dismissal

Insubordinaton and seafarer’s dismissal
By ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO July 23,2018 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/185869/insubordinaton-seafarers-dismissal

Many seafarers tend to be blind followers on board the vessel for fear of early repatriation using insubordination as an alleged ground for contract termination.

Insubordination is one of the twenty one (21) offenses which are considered valid grounds for dismissal under the POEA Standard Employment Contract.

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