Filipino seafarers lament lack of government assistance amid COVID-19

Filipino seafarers lament lack of government assistance amid COVID-19
Menchani Tilendo April 6, 2020 https://www.bulatlat.com/2020/04/06/filipino-seafarers-lament-lack-of-go...

Filipino seafares on board the Grand Princess Cruise Ship. (Photo courtesy of Migrante International)

Japan bans Filipino seafarers from entering the country

Japan bans Filipino seafarers from entering the country
Sam Chambers April 6th, 2020 https://splash247.com/japan-bans-filipino-seafarers-from-entering-the-co...

Crew changes and ship deliveries in Japan just got a whole lot more challenging with the government issuing extraordinary travel bans on Friday covering 73 nations, including the Philippines.

Seafarers locked down in pandemic add to strain on supply chains

Seafarers locked down in pandemic add to strain on supply chains
Apr 7, 2020 https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/04/07/world/stranded-seafarers-pa...

Coping with Covid-19 at sea

Coping with Covid-19 at sea
Jerra Mae Librea Sunstar6 April 2020 https://ph.news.yahoo.com/coping-covid-19-sea-060700215.html

MOST of the public transportation was temporarily suspended as more and more gets infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), but some have just to continue to keep the life flowing.

Seafarers continue to cross borders and transport goods to different ports in the world just so everybody gets what they need to fight this pandemic.

COVID-19, extension and early termination of seafarer’s contract

COVID-19, extension and early termination of seafarer’s contract
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO - April 07,2020 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/300559/covid-19-extension-and-early-t...

Seafarers have a right to return home at the end of their contract at no cost to themselves.

Filipino seafarers face discrimination, anxiety amid Covid-19 pandemic

Filipino seafarers face discrimination, anxiety amid Covid-19 pandemic
6 April 2020 https://ph.news.yahoo.com/filipino-seafarers-face-discrimination-anxiety...

AS TRAVEL and labor on land slowed down due to measures imposed by governmment to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), seafarers of the shipping industry are still hard at work transporting goods to different ports around the world.

Funding Campaign Launched for Developing World Seafarers

Funding Campaign Launched for Developing World Seafarers
04-05-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/funding-campaign-launched-for...

A charity crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise funds for developing world seafarers and their families that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seamen fled the ship in attempt to return home. New trend?

Seamen fled the ship in attempt to return home. New trend? VIDEO
Mikhail Voytenko April 5, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/04/05/seamen-fled-the-ship-in-atte...

Meat smuggled to China each day by sea outweighs the amount seized in 3 months

Meat smuggled to China each day by sea outweighs the amount seized in 3 months
6th April 2020

Frozen meat smuggling to Mainland China remains frequent despite multiple operations conducted by customs and marine police this year. An operation in January resulted in the death of three customs officers, the highest number of deaths in the line of duty per incident in the past four decades.

Pinoy seafarer says, "We sing a lot" .... Ships Are Moving, but Exhausted Sailors Are Stuck at Sea Under Coronavirus Restrictions

Ships Are Moving, but Exhausted Sailors Are Stuck at Sea Under Coronavirus Restrictions
Costas Paris April 5, 2020 https://www.wsj.com/articles/ships-are-moving-but-exhausted-sailors-are-...

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