The post-coronavirus cruise? Not ready to sail

The post-coronavirus cruise? Not ready to sail
Frances Robles/The New York Times | Jul 01, 2020

W. Bradford Gary spent 10 days trapped inside a cruise ship cabin off the coast of Brazil in March while health authorities in several countries scrambled to figure out what to do with a vessel full of older people who had potentially been exposed to the coronavirus.

But when faced with the question of whether he’d ever cruise again, he didn’t hesitate.

PH authorities probing boat collision with Hong Kong vessel: DFA

PH authorities probing boat collision with Hong Kong vessel: DFA
Willard Cheng 1 Juy 2020 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/01/20/ph-authorities-probing-boat-colli...

WASHINGTON, US -- Federal Reserve policymakers are looking at reviving a Great Recession-era promise to keep interest rates low until certain conditions are met, in a bid to deliver a more rapid recovery from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Captain braves dangers of sea and sickness

Captain braves dangers of sea and sickness
Yashika F. Torib July 1, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/01/business/maritime-business/captai...

Being stranded at sea and unable to go back home in the midst of a global pandemic is one thing; working the frontlines and mostly in the country where the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) originated is another.

Updating the Public Service Act: Boon or bane to Philippine shipping?

Updating the Public Service Act: Boon or bane to Philippine shipping?
Brenda V. Pimentel July 1, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/01/business/maritime-business/updati...

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Philippine Church offers moral support to seafarers

Philippine Church offers moral support to seafarers
Joseph Peter Calleja June 30, 2020 https://www.ucanews.com/news/philippine-church-offers-moral-support-to-s...

Bishops seek to reassure seafarers, migrants suffering under recession brought about by pandemic

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged Filipino seafarers to reach out, communicate and stay on course as the Philippines continues its fight with an economic recession.

Chinese ship's distress call came 3 hours after boat collision — coast guard

Chinese ship's distress call came 3 hours after boat collision — coast guard
Patricia Lourdes Viray June 30, 2020 - https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/06/30/2024643/chinese-ships-dist...

MANILA, Philippines — The Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel that collided into a Philippine fishing boat in the coastal waters off Occidental Mindoro took three hours to report the incident to authorities.

Waivers and quitclaims in the COVID-19 pandemic

Waivers and quitclaims in the COVID-19 pandemic
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO -| June 30,2020 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/322926/waivers-and-quitclaims-in-the-...

Waivers and quitclaims are ineffective in barring recovery of the full measure of a seafarer’s rights, including the underpayment of monetary benefits during their extended work on board the vessel.

Efforts Continue to Repatriate Filipino Seafarers and Overseas Workers

Efforts Continue to Repatriate Filipino Seafarers and Overseas Workers
06-29-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/efforts-continue-to-repatriat...

The repatriation of seafarers and the return of foreign overseas workers continues unabated in the Philippines. In total, it is estimated that more than 200,000 Filipinos were seeking to return from overseas with only a fraction of them successfully returned so far.

Filipino crew member dies aboard Disney cruise ship

Filipino crew member dies aboard Disney cruise ship
INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau / June 29, 2020 https://usa.inquirer.net/56036/filipino-crew-member-dies-aboard-disney-c...

MIAMI — A Filipino crew member with Disney Cruise Line as a painter aboard the Disney Wonder, died on June 23, after complaining of chills.

Eddie Burgos Ragodon visited the cruise ship’s medical center in recent days with chills, according to a fellow crew member who told the Miami Herald.

Indonesian shipping boss detained over bribery charges

Indonesian shipping boss detained over bribery charges
Sam Chambers June 29, 2020 https://splash247.com/indonesian-shipping-boss-detained-over-bribery-cha...

Taufik Agustono, the president director of shipping company, PT Humpuss Transportasi Kimia, has been detained by anti-corruption authorities in Indonesia over an alleged bribery case.

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