Diamond Princess: Passengers leave, over 100 Pinoy crewmen remain on board despite gov't repatriation efforts

Passengers begin leaving after ship’s virus quarantine ends
Associated Press / February 19, 2020 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1230646/passengers-begin-leaving-after-shi...

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a new virus among passengers and crew.

Bullying and Harassment at Sea: A Clear and Present threat to Seafarers

Bullying and Harassment at Sea: A Clear and Present threat to Seafarers
Sue Terpilowski - February 18, 2020

“The Master’s behaviour resulted in the Indian C/E fearing for his life and as a consequence, suffering mental health problems.”

Coronavirus: P&I will cover seafarer illness and death, Standard Club confirms

Coronavirus: P&I will cover seafarer illness and death, Standard Club confirms
David Osler 18 Feb 2020

Shipowner liability where a seafarer contracts coronavirus in the course of duty is covered by P&I insurance, even were the illness to result in death, a Standard Club executive has confirmed

‘If there were an unfortunate incident with a seafarer who contracted the virus, then class cover would respond in the normal way as it does in any situation where seafarers develop an illness,’ says claims director Richard Stevens

Horrific mortal accident – Myanmar seaman drowns, hands torn off by rope ladder

Horrific mortal accident – seaman’s hands were torn off by rope ladder
NIKOLAY TORKIN February 18, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/02/18/horrific-mortal-accident-sea...

Local shipping industry needs competition; logistics cost in Mindanao is 30.32% of production cost, Luzon 17.48%, Visayas 25.08%

Local shipping industry needs competition, say
Nicole Burlas February 12, 2020 https://mindanaotimes.com.ph/2020/02/13/local-shipping-industry-needs-co...

A business leader has pushed for the opening of the domestic shipping industry to foreign companies to ensure competitive rates.

Denmark finds huge cocaine stash on cargo ship; 27 arrested, among them Pinoy seafarer(s?)

Denmark finds huge cocaine stash on cargo ship; 27 arrested
By Louis Casiano 18 Feb 2020 https://www.foxnews.com/world/denmark-finds-huge-cocaine-stash-on-cargo-...

Danish authorities arrested 27 suspected drug smugglers after finding 100 kilograms of cocaine during a bust on a Russia-bound container ship over the weekend.

Ships Evacuated After Missile Strike Near Tripoli Port

Ships Evacuated After Missile Strike Near Tripoli Port
Ahmed Elumami and Emma Farge/Reuters February 18, 2020 https://gcaptain.com/ships-evacuated-after-missile-strike-near-tripoli-p...

TRIPOLI/GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces said they attacked the sea port of Libya’s capital on Tuesday to target a weapons depot, signaling a new escalation in the battle for control ofTripoli.

Inside Life on the Crew Decks on Coronavirus-Stricken Diamond Princess Cruise Ship; Of the 1,045 crew members on the Diamond Princess, around half, like Gie and Obet, are from the Philippines

Inside Life on the Crew Decks on Coronavirus-Stricken Diamond Princess Cruise Ship
Hillary Leung 17 Feb 2020

Thank you notes to crew in multiple languages are stuck to the door of a cabin aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess ship.Sent to TIME via Gie, a Diamond Princess crew member

Myanmar seaman drowns in Taiwan sea accident

Myanmar seaman drowns in Taiwan sea accident
John Liu , Pei-Hua Yu 17 Feb 2020 https://www.mmtimes.com/news/myanmar-seaman-drowns-taiwan-sea-accident.html

aiwan's Coast Guard rescues the Myanmar seaman and the workboat captain. Photo: Taiwan Coast Guard Administration

Seafarers remit $6.5 billion in 2019, up 6.5% from 2018; Philippines is number 4 worldwide

Remittances reach record in 2019
L.W.T. Noble February 18, 2020 https://www.bworldonline.com/remittances-reach-record-in-2019/

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached a record high in 2019 despite global uncertainties as higher inflows from other countries offset a decline in remittances from the Middle East.

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