Solon protests virtual confinement of 431 seafarers in 2 Metro Manila hotels

Solon protests virtual confinement of 431 seafarers in 2 hotels
Ben Rosario December 3, 2020 https://mb.com.ph/2020/12/03/solon-protests-virtual-confinement-of-431-s...

1PACMAN Representative Enrico “Eric” A. Pineda is protesting the “quarantine overkill” conducted on 431 seafarers who have been kept in “virtual solitary confinement” in two Metro Manila hotels in the past two months.

PH maritime education still faces deficiencies

PH maritime education still faces deficiencies
December 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/12/02/business/maritime-business/ph-mar...

Filipino seafarers are in danger of losing jobs, as the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) saw deficiencies in the country’s maritime education.

POEA resolution grants additional pay to Pinoy seafarers sailing in Gulf of Guinea

POEA resolution grants additional pay to Pinoy seafarers sailing in Gulf of Guinea
Samuel Medenilla November 30, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/30/poea-reso-grants-additional-pay...

Filipino seafarers sailing onboard ships passing at additional locations in the Gulf of Guinea will also soon be entitled with additional benefits, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Last call for seamen who’re still on board: time to reset and stay home

Last call for seamen who’re still on board: time to reset and stay home
Mikhail Voytenko December 3, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/12/03/last-call-for-seamen-whore-s...

US Federal Maritime Commission Members Call for Priority Vaccination for the Maritime Workforce

FMC Members Call for Priority Vaccination for the Maritime Workforce
12-03-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/fmc-members-call-for-priority...

In an open letter, two members of the Federal Maritime Commissioner have appealed to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to provide mariners and longshoremen with access to rapid COVID-19 testing and priority early vaccination.

Manila, Singapore seafarer safe corridor preparations progress

Manila, Singapore seafarer safe corridor preparations progress
Sam Chambers December 3, 2020 https://splash247.com/manila-singapore-seafarer-safe-corridor-preparatio...

Singaporean authorities have green lighted hotel conditions in Manila as seafarer safe corridor preparations between the Philippines and the key Southeast Asian shipping hub develop.

Cyprus Shipping Chamber Hails UN Seafarer Resolution

Cyprus Shipping Chamber Hails UN Seafarer Resolution
12-03-2020 https://maritime-executive.com/corporate/cyprus-shipping-chamber-hails-u...

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes with satisfaction the adoption of the Resolution entitled “International cooperation to address challenges faced by seafarers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic to support global supply chains”, by the United Nations General Assembly, on 1 December 2020.

A world-class quarantine center for seafarers in Manila established

A world-class quarantine center for seafarers in Manila established
Zazithorn Ruengchinda • December 2, 2020 https://scandasia.com/a-world-class-quarantine-center-for-seafarers-in-m...

Will pandemic change the perception of seafarers?

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Adam Sharpe 02 Dec 2020 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1134947/From-the-N...

Shipping should emerge from the pandemic with a better understanding of seafarer needs

Support for seafarers for the holidays

Support for seafarers for the holidays
02/12/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/support-for-seafarers-for-the-holid...

A group of shipping and seafarer organisations have made a collection of flyers, pictures and posters for the coming holiday months. Employers of seafarers can use to flyers and posters to inform their crews of initiatives or helplines, that can inspire some festive mood or help alleviate sorrow or home sickness.

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