Govt to give economic relief to maritime industry players;P270 M earmarked for returning seafarers' free Covid-19 tests

Govt to give economic relief to maritime industry players
Lorenz S. Marasigan November 30, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/30/govt-to-give-economic-relief-to...

The government will provide economic relief to ship owners and offer returning seafarers with free Covid-19 testing as part of its initiatives to help the economy recover and mitigate the spread of the dreaded disease.

Assistance to shipping industry to take form of subsidized port fees

Assistance to shipping industry to take form of subsidized port fees
Arjay L. Balinbin November 29, 2020 | https://www.bworldonline.com/assistance-to-shipping-industry-to-take-for...

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said the shipping industry will receive assistance from the government’s second stimulus package in the form of subsidized port fees.

Maritime transport survives Covid-19 shock

Maritime transport survives Covid-19 shock
30/11/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/maritime-transport-survives-covid-1...

Global trade, shipping business and supply chain industry will return to growth next year following positive news on the coronavirus vaccine that will help restore confidence in the economy, experts say.

Amid the crew change crisis – EMSA audit results loom over Philippines

Amid the crew change crisis – EMSA audit results loom over Philippines
Marcus Hand | Nov 27, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/opinions-analysis/amid-crew-change-cri...

PCG suspends search, rescue ops for 2 missing crew of sunken vessel off Palawan

PCG suspends search, rescue ops for 2 missing crew of sunken vessel off Palawan
Nov 26 2020 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/26/20/pcg-suspends-search-rescue-ops-fo...

MANILA - The Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday suspended its search and rescue operations for two crew members of landing craft Lady Athena who remain missing after it sank Wednesday in waters off Cambari Islands in Araceli, Palawan.

Seafarer training and standards fail to match digital operating environment

Seafarer training and standards fail to match digital operating environment
Marcus Hand | Nov 26, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/seafarer-training-and-...

Seafarer training and regulatory standards are not matched with the modern, digital environment in which they work according to senior executives speaking at Crew Connect Global 2020.

Mikhail Voytenko: Demolition of effective shipping industry postponed but not cancelled

Demolition of effective shipping industry postponed but not cancelled
Mikhail Voytenko November 27, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/11/27/demolition-of-effective-ship...

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from general cargo vessel in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from general cargo vessel in Gulf of Guinea
Jason Jiang November 27, 2020 https://splash247.com/pirates-kidnap-10-crew-from-general-cargo-vessel-i...

Priacy in the Gulf of Guinea region continues to escalate with another 10 crew reportedly kidnapped from a general cargo vessel this week.

ILO notes Marina’s ‘rigid’ processes in Seafarer Identification Document issuance

ILO notes Marina’s ‘rigid’ processes in SID issuance
Lorenz S. Marasigan November 26, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/26/ilo-notes-marinas-rigid-process...

A large group of Filipino seafarers attend a pre-boarding briefing at the Maritime Industry Authority in Manila.

Seamen's Strike Expected to Disrupt Shipping in Most Greek Ports Οn Thursday

Seamen's Strike Expected to Disrupt Shipping in Most Greek Ports Οn Thursday
Athens News Agency 11/25/2020 https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_cyprus/arthro/sea...

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