Philippines Creates Tax Incentives to Attract Shipbuilding Investors

Philippines Creates Tax Incentives to Attract Shipbuilding Investors
Sep 20, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/philippines-to-attract-shipbu...

The Philippines is rolling out a string of measures in the hopes of reviving its shipbuilding and ship repair sector, which was hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic.

If seafarers are key workers, why aren’t they being treated like them?

If seafarers are key workers, why aren’t they being treated like them?
September 9, 2021 https://splash247.com/if-seafarers-are-key-workers-why-arent-they-being-...

Monica Lambrou-Whiting, senior claims manager at West P&I, writes for Splash today.

CPA: Free net access for seafarers aboard docked vessels at Cebu International Port

CPA: Free net access for seafarers aboard docked vessels at CIP
Futch Anthony Inso | September 19,2021 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/401169/cpa-free-net-access-for-seafar...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Seafarers on board vessels docking at Cebu International Port (CIP) will enjoy free and unlimited internet access.

Stuck on Board for a Year, Syrian Crew Alleges Threats and Abandonment

Stuck on Board for a Year, Syrian Crew Alleges Threats and Abandonment
Sep 17, 2021 https://maritime-executive.com/article/stuck-on-board-for-a-year-syrian-...

A plague of crew abandonment has swept through the lower end of the maritime industry over the past year, with dozens of small shipowners allegedly walking away from their financially-distressed vessels and leaving the crews behind - often without pay.

DoLE pressing to amend ILO seafarer protection rules

DoLE pressing to amend ILO seafarer protection rules
Bianca Angelica D. Añago September 19, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/dole-pressing-to-amend-ilo-seafarer-protect...

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said seafarers need to be better protected and proposed amendments to the 15-year-old maritime convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Cargo ship runs aground in Batangas

Cargo ship runs aground in Batangas
Arnell Ozaeta - September 18, 2021 | https://www.philstar.com/nation/2021/09/18/2127927/cargo-ship-runs-agrou...

BATANGAS, Philippines — A cargo ship from Iloilo bound for Manila ran aground in the waters of Lobo town in Batangas on Thursday.

Exporters call for changes to PHL shipping rules

Exporters call for changes to PHL shipping rules
Jenina P. Ibañez September 17, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/exporters-call-for-changes-to-phl-shipping-...

Exporters and logistics groups are proposing longer-term changes to Philippine shipping rules to allow domestic ships to carry out international trade.

29 Filipino seafarers stranded in China

29 Filipino seafarers stranded in China
Janvic Mateo - September 18, 2021 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/18/2127873/29-filipino-seafar...

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-nine Filipino seafarers are stranded off the coast of China after their vessels ceased operations last May, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed yesterday.

8 crew rescued from half-submerged tugboat, barge off Northern Samar

8 crew rescued from half-submerged tugboat, barge off Northern Samar
Richa Noriega September 14, 2021 https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/14/8-crew-rescued-from-half-submerged-tugboat-...

Not enough has changed with crew rotations

Not enough has changed with crew rotations
September 10, 2021 https://splash247.com/not-enough-has-changed-with-crew-rotations/

Ian Boyd from GAC Group gives readers an update on where the industry stands today in its fight to carry out crew changes.

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