POEA vows aid for abandoned Pinoy seafarers in Fiji

POEA vows aid for abandoned Pinoy seafarers in Fiji
Ferdinand Patinio March 18, 2021 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1134105

MANILA – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is coordinating with the families of 10 Filipino seafarers who were reportedly abandoned by the shipping company that hired them in Fiji.

PAMI opposes move to limit number of cadets on domestic ships

PAMI opposes move to limit number of cadets on domestic ships
March 17, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/03/17/business/maritime-business/pami-o...

Fiji police investigate shipping company over alleged trafficking

Fiji police investigate shipping company over alleged trafficking
Christine Rovoi, 15 March 2021 https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/438410/fiji-police-inve...

Fiji police are investigating the local shipping company over the allegations.

Police said they received a complaint from a member of a group of foreign seafarers, who had alleged abusive treatment by their employer Goundar Shipping Limited.

Marina taps industry experts to address EMSA issues

Marina taps industry experts to address EMSA issues
March 13, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/03/13/news/national/marina-taps-industr...

Ship crew vaccination trends

Ship crew vaccination trends
Mikhail Voytenko March 17, 2021

Two significative articles were published recently, one by GARD, another one by industry outlet, both revealing a true character of persons and companies, and attitude they adopted in the ongoing “pandemic” crime. Here’s GARD opinion on PCR-tests:

Fil-Canadian director’s film pays homage to Filipino seafarers

Fil-Canadian director’s film pays homage to Filipino seafarers
March 17, 2021 https://usa.inquirer.net/65796/fil-canadian-directors-film-pays-homage-t...

VANCOUVER, BC – Filipino Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu poetically renders the history and plight of Filipino seafarers in her new short documentary Ode to a Seafaring People.

POEA suspends license of abandoned seafarers’ manning agency

POEA suspends license of abandoned seafarers’ manning agency
Cathrine Gonzales - March 17, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1408244/poea-suspends-license-of-abandoned...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the license of the manning agency of around 10 Filipino seafarers who were reportedly abandoned in Fiji by their shipping company for their refusal to hand over their passports.

20 Pinoy seamen victims: NZ Unions Call For Action Over Alleged Fiji Trafficking Scam

NZ Unions Call For Action Over Alleged Fiji Trafficking Scam
17 March 2021 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO2103/S00132/nz-unions-call-for-action-...

New Zealand transport workers’ unions are calling on their government to put Fiji on notice after Police launched an investigation into the potential human trafficking of dozens of Filipino seafarers in the country's shipping industry.

Internet Protocol Television Provides a New Way to Entertain and Educate Seafarers

Internet Protocol Television Provides a New Way to Entertain and Educate Seafarers
March 16, 2021 https://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/internet-protocol-telev...

Technology Aimed at Tanker, Bulk and Container Vessels

Dennis Gorecho: 500 years of Christianity and the ships of faith

500 years of Christianity and the ships of faith
Dennis Gorecho March 17, 2021 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/03/17/500-years-of-christianity-and-t...

My early grasp of the history of Christianity in the Philippines at a young age can perhaps be traced to the popular “Magellan” song of fellow Boholano Yoyoy Villame.

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