Marina hopes reforms in training will prevent possible Filipino seafarer ban in EU

Marina hopes reforms in training will prevent possible Filipino seafarer ban in EU
Jekki Pascual, Apr 28 2022 https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/28/22/marina-hopeful-filipino-seafa...

MANILA - The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said it hopes Filipino seafarers will not be banned from European vessels after the agency submitted its response to the European Commission's (EC) review of the agency and maritime schools in the country.

Port congestion grows as China’s capital braces for Shanghai syndrome

Port congestion grows as China’s capital braces for Shanghai syndrome
Sam Chambers April 26, 2022 https://splash247.com/port-congestion-grows-as-chinas-capital-braces-for...

May 1 Strike in Greece to Keep Ferries Docked at Ports

May 1 Strike in Greece to Keep Ferries Docked at Ports
26 Apr 2022 https://news.gtp.gr/2022/04/26/may-1-strike-in-greece-to-keep-ferries-do...

Ferries in Greece are to remain docked at ports for 24 hours on Sunday, May 1, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will hold a 24-hour strike to mark Labor Day.

The strike, which will affect ships of all categories will run between 00:01 and 24:00 on Sunday.

After P&O the government needs to do more for seafarers

After P&O the government needs to do more for seafarers
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/after-pno-the-government-needs...

To close employment law loopholes and build a fairer ferries industry, we need new legislation that ups the legal penalties to ensure no company can buy its way out of consultation with the unions again, writes MARK DICKINSON

MARCH 17 2022 is a day that will live in infamy in the history of the British maritime industry.

Shipping urged to prepare for potential next pandemic

Shipping urged to prepare for potential next pandemic
April 27, 2022

Covid-19 has had a deleterious effect on seagoing recruitment. Urgent measures need to be carried out now, new report suggests

Stronger, long-term cooperation between industry, international bodies and governments is required to address the increasing challenges and changes to the maritime labour market in the wake of the pandemic, according to a major new report published this month.

TURTLE: A digital job marketplace for the maritime industry

A digital job marketplace for the maritime industry
April 27, 2022

Isabelle Rickmers has found quick traction for her new jobs portal, TURTLE

Seafarers can now manage their careers and be found by their preferred employers with a single vetted profile and shipowners can easily tap into a reliable source of talent rather than reviewing a massive number of CVs in various formats that arrive via email, claims Isabelle Rickmers, 39, founder and CEO of digital job marketplace startup TURTLE.

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system: 19,584 seafarers registered voters

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system
Dennis Gorecho - April 28, 2022 https://www.panaynews.net/the-seafarers-votes-and-the-party-list-system-2/

THE NUMBER of registered voters of the sea-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has been decreasing for the past three elections, putting again into test the impact of their sector’s votes on the party-list system.

MARINA resolves 100% of 8888 hotline complaints

MARINA resolves 100% of 8888 hotline complaints
Raymond Carl Dela Cruz April 26, 2022 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1172993

MANILA –The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) resolved all complaints and concerns raised by the public through the 8888 hotline, assuring quick responses to issues that may arise.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, MARINA said all 52 complaint tickets raised by 8888 were "acted upon" as of March 31.

Saving fellow seafarers from financial crisis

Saving fellow seafarers from financial crisis
Yashika F. Torib April 27, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/04/27/business/maritime/saving-fellow-s...

A BRAND-NEW house, car, travel, gadgets and education of children from both the immediate and extended family — these are some of the usual things found on the priority list of a Filipino seafarer who is actively sailing.

Corruption endangers jobs of Filipino seafarers – maritime stakeholders

Corruption endangers jobs of Filipino seafarers – maritime stakeholders
April 27, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/04/27/business/maritime/corruption-enda...

THE $6-billion annual remittances to the national coffers and the jobs of the more than 400,000 Filipino seafarers will be threatened if the government continues to turn a blind eye to the rampant cases of false claims and corruption in agencies handling such cases.

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