13 Filipino seafarers stranded in China for months seek help

13 Filipino seafarers stranded in China for months seek help
CNN Philippines 14 June 2021 https://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2021/6/14/13-Filipino-seafarers-strand...

Cebu poised to be PH maritime hub

Cebu poised to be PH maritime hub
13 June 2021, https://ph.news.yahoo.com/cebu-poised-ph-maritime-hub-094300252.html

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 is mulling to create an event that will gather all stakeholders in the maritime industry.

DOT 7 Director Shahlimar Tamano said it is now high time that Cebu asserted itself as a maritime hub.

Philippines launches seafarer vaccination programme

Philippines launches seafarer vaccination programme
June 9, 2021 https://splash247.com/philippines-launches-seafarer-vaccination-programme/

The Philippines is rolling out a vaccination programme for its seafarers scheduled for deployment within 90 days from July 1 this year.

PCG conducts water sampling after cargo vessel burns in Tondo

PCG conducts water sampling after cargo vessel burns in Tondo
June 13, 2021 - https://www.philstar.com/nation/2021/06/13/2105216/pcg-conducts-water-sa...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard on Sunday initiated water sampling efforts to assess the environmental impact of the burned cargo vessel in the waters of Delpan Bridge, Tondo, Manila on Saturday.

Seafarers adrift in currents of virus' shadow

Seafarers adrift in currents of virus' shadow
KARL WILSON 2021-06-12

Immense mental health and financial pressure have plagued unsung heroes in shipping industry amid the pandemic

At noon on June 25, commercial ships around the world will sound their horns to mark International Seafarers' Day. A symbolic gesture to the estimated 2 million men and women who work the world's merchant fleet, it will also be a mark of respect recognizing them as the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clemency for delisted seafarers

Clemency for delisted seafarers
Atty. Dennis Gorecho June 2, 2021 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/06/02/clemency-for-delisted-seafarers/

A seafarer who is penalized with delisting from the registry of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) may be granted clemency under certain circumstances.

Synergy Marine Group, Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc partner to bring seafarers WeTeam emotional and well-being support

Synergy Marine Group, Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc partner to bring seafarers WeTeam emotional and well-being support
June 11, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/11/supplements/synergy-marine-group-...

More than 300 liners waiting for berth space, container congestion mapped globally

More than 300 liners waiting for berth space, container congestion mapped globally
Sam Chambers June 11, 2021 https://splash247.com/more-than-300-liners-waiting-for-berth-space-conta...

Crew change challenge peaks with dead captain stuck on board ship for months

Crew change challenge peaks with dead captain stuck on board ship for months
IDHA TOFT VALEUR 09.06.21 https://shippingwatch.com/carriers/article13043796.ece

Almost two months have passed since an Italian captain died aboard an Evergreen ship. But the ship has since been denied access to several Asian ports due to Covid-19 infection. As a result, it has proven impossible to get the captain home.

The challenges with crew changes and access to ports have been manifold since the pandemic erupted.

6 hurt as cargo ship catches fire near Delpan Bridge in Manila

6 hurt as cargo ship catches fire near Delpan Bridge in Manila
Krissy Aguilar - June 12, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1445174/6-hurt-as-cargo-ship-catches-fire-...

MANILA, Philippines — At least six persons were injured after a cargo ship caught fire near the Delpan Bridge in Tondo, Manila Saturday.

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