IMO’s new chief highlights seafarer safety amid strategic priorities

IMO’s new chief highlights seafarer safety amid strategic priorities
Noah Bovenizer February 1, 2024 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/imos-new-chief-highlights-seafarer-...

The new Secretary General said the safety of seafarers must be a priority in the navigation of ongoing conflict in regions such as the Red Sea.

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss
Atty. Dennis Gorecho February 2, 2024 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/02/02/noise-and-seafarers-hearing-los...

Hearing loss is a serious medical condition for a seafarer as it impacts his physical and economic well-being.

A seafarer’s hearing loss may be caused or aggravated by his working environment, like noise entitling him to disability benefits.

Maritime groups collaborate with Marina on safety, sustainability

Maritime groups collaborate with Marina on safety, sustainability
January 31, 2024 https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/01/31/business/maritime/maritime-groups...

University of Cebu, Marina to ‘revolutionize’ ship, boat hull design standards in Philippines

UC, Marina to ‘revolutionize’ ship, boat hull design standards in Philippines
Earl Kim H. Padronia Jan 30, 2024 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/uc-marina-to-revolutionize-ship-boat-hul...

THE University of Cebu (UC) has entered into a landmark agreement with the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) as they aim to revolutionize the country’s ship and boat hull design standards and research.

Marina vows more industry reforms

Marina vows more industry reforms
Franco Jose C. Baroña January 28, 2024 https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/01/28/news/national/marina-vows-more-in...

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) vowed to implement more reforms for a sustainable and competitive domestic shipping industry.

MARINA seeks extended engagement with French maritime expert

MARINA seeks extended engagement with French maritime expert
January 25, 2024 https://www.portcalls.com/marina-seeks-extended-engagement-with-french-m...

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has requested the French Embassy in the Philippines to extend the deployment of a French maritime expert Emeric Faure.

Indian navy rescues 19 crew after Somali pirate hijack

Indian navy rescues 19 crew after Somali pirate hijack
Agence France-Presse Feb 3, 2024 https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/2/indian-navy-rescues-19-crew-after-somali-pira...

New Delhi, India - India's navy said Friday it had rescued 19 crew members aboard a fishing vessel hijacked off Somalia, the third such operation this week after a spate of attacks on shipping in the region.

2 crew members dead, 2 Chinese hurt as vessels collide off Batangas

2 crew members dead, 2 Chinese hurt as vessels collide off Batangas
Darcie de Galicia Feb 1, 2024 https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/crew-members-dead-chinese-hurt-vess...

The missing ingredient for those working onboard

The missing ingredient for those working onboard
January 30, 2024 https://splash247.com/the-missing-ingredient-for-those-working-onboard/

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means at sea. Steven Jones, founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index, channels Aretha Franklin to make his point about declining levels of contentedness across the world’s oceans.

Red Sea Container Shipping Down 30% Over Attacks, IMF Says

Red Sea Container Shipping Down 30% Over Attacks, IMF Says
Agence France-Presse January 31, 2024 https://www.voanews.com/a/red-sea-container-shipping-down-30-over-attack...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Container shipping through the Red Sea has dropped by nearly one-third this year as attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels continue, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

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