Filipino seaman found dead on Vanuatu beach; DFA yet to confirm if deceased positive for COVID-19

Filipino seaman found dead on Vanuatu beach; DFA yet to confirm if deceased positive for COVID-19
Christia Marie Ramos - April 19, 2021 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/195310/filipino-seaman-found-dead-on-v...

Community pantry: ‘Not charity, but mutual aid’

Community pantry: ‘Not charity, but mutual aid’
Nikka G. Valenzuela - April 18, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1420463/community-pantry-not-charity-but-m...

MAAP women grads better prepared to thrive in seafaring

MAAP women grads better prepared to thrive in seafaring
April 14, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/04/14/business/maritime-business/maap-w...

Alumnae of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) in Mariveles, Bataan have a greater chance to overcome the challenges in their gender and thrive in the traditionally male-dominated seafaring profession.

BIMCO Covid 19 Weekly Report

BIMCO Covid 19 Weekly Report
19/04/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bimco-covid-19-weekly-report-11/

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

PMMA’s P121M maritime scholarship fund fails to sail

PMMA’s P121M maritime scholarship fund fails to sail
Peter Tabingo -April 19, 2021 https://malaya.com.ph/index.php/news_news/pmmas-p121m-maritime-scholarsh...

A P121.5 million scholarship program of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) that was supposed to help faculty members and students gain expertise in maritime-related fields appears dead in the water, with just a third of its funding released two years past its supposed completion.

EU move will harm shipping sector's climate fight

EU move will harm shipping sector's climate fight
Simon Bennett | China Daily Global | http://epaper.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202104/19/WS607cb54ea31099a2343557cf.html

Almost 1,000 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Typhoon Bising

Almost 1,000 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Typhoon Bising
By: Mar S. Arguelles - Correspondent / April 18, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1420516/almost-1000-passengers-stranded-in...

Fossil DNA identifies the first seafarers in the Pacific Ocean

Fossil DNA identifies the first seafarers in the Pacific Ocean
Rasmus Kragh Jakobsen 17. april 2017 https://sciencenordic.com/ancient-dna-climate-history-denmark/fossil-dna...

Brave seafarers conquered the Pacific Ocean 3,000 years-ago with no chart of compass. Now, DNA is revealing who these sailors were.

Seafarers Are Risking Their Health With Prolonged Low Carbohydrate Diet

Seafarers Are Risking Their Health With Prolonged Low Carbohydrate Diet
17/04/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seafarers-are-risking-their-health-...

The starkest warning yet that following fad diets can cause more damage than good has been delivered by catering management and training provider MCTC as it sees an increase in popularity by seafarers of the keyogentic (keto) diet.

Kidnapped Pinoy seamen to return

Kidnapped Pinoy seamen to return
Rey E. Requejo April 16, 2021 https://manilastandard.net/news/national/352042/kidnapped-pinoy-seamen-t...

The Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday 10 Filipino seafarers who were abducted last month by pirates operating in the Gulf of Guinea were set to return home on April 19.

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