Marina vows more industry reforms

Marina vows more industry reforms
Franco Jose C. Baroña https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/marina-vows-more-industry-reform...

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) vowed to implement more reforms for a sustainable and competitive domestic shipping industry.

1 Filipino seaman freed, 3 remain captive in ship seized by Iran, says DFA

1 Filipino seaman freed, 3 remain captive in ship seized by Iran, says DFA
Charie Abarca - May 10, 2024 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/235306/one-of-4-filipino-seafarers-of-...(direct)&utm_medium=gallery

Liberian cargo ship in Bohol Sea faces seizure

Liberian cargo ship in Bohol Sea faces seizure
Jane Bautista May 05, 2024 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1937172/liberian-cargo-ship-in-bohol-sea-f...

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Saturday said it planned to seize a Liberian-flagged cargo ship “for drifting and loitering in the Bohol Sea” since April 22 while it was on its way to the port of Kinuura in Japan.

ITF Calls Out "Worst Case of Seafarer Abandonment Ever Seen"

ITF Calls Out "Worst Case of Seafarer Abandonment Ever Seen"
May 6, 2024 https://maritime-executive.com/article/itf-calls-out-worst-case-of-seafa...

IMO's Legal Committee finalizes new guidelines on seafarer criminalization

Legal Committee finalizes new guidelines on seafarer criminalization
08/05/2024 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/legal-committee-finalizes-new-guide...

IMO’s Legal Committee has finalized a new set of guidelines to ensure seafarers are protected against unfair treatment if detained in foreign jurisdictions on suspicion of committing a crime.

MSC Aries crew--Pinoy included-- released, claims Iran

MSC Aries crew released, claims Iran
Gary Howard | May 03, 2024 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/crewing/msc-aries-crew-released-claims...

Iran’s Foreign Minister told his Estonian counterpart that the ship was seized for endangering the security of navigation.

DMW: After big 2023 bounce, seafarer deployment slows

DMW: After big 2023 bounce, seafarer deployment slows
Samuel Medenilla May 1, 2024 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/05/01/dmw-after-big-2023-bounce-seafa...

DESPITE a strong rebound in the deployment of Filipino seafarers last year from the effects of the pandemic, there are now signs of a slowdown in its increase this year, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

Houthis resume attacks on shipping

Houthis resume attacks on shipping
Sam Chambers April 25, 2024 https://splash247.com/houthis-resume-attacks-on-shipping/

After a break of more than two weeks, the Houthis from Yemen struck back at ships yesterday.

More than 4,000 ship engines caught up in Japanese fuel data scandal

More than 4,000 ship engines caught up in Japanese fuel data scandal
Sam Chambers April 25, 2024 https://splash247.com/more-than-4000-ship-engines-caught-up-in-japanese-...

An investigation is underway in Japan with overtones of the famous Volkswagen emissions scandal. More than 4,000 ship engines could be affected.

Philippine seafarers banned from sailing in Red Sea

Philippine seafarers banned from sailing in Red Sea
Mayen Jaymalin - April 25, 2024 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/25/2350266/philippine-seafare...

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino seafarers are now barred from boarding foreign vessels sailing the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

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