The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has reportedly filed several complaints against the crew members of the Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship that ran into a collision with a Filipino fishing boat off Palawan.
Seven passengers reportedly had perished when a fire suddenly broke out on Monday aboard a vessel that had set sail for Real in Quezon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.
Authorities from Philippines have confirmed that at least one crew member had passed away, while three others have been injured, when their container vessel had caught fire as it was sailing the seawaters in Talisay City in Cebu on 17 April, Easter Sunday.
Four Pinoy seafarers aboard a Cyprus-flagged vessel had been apprehended in Australia for importing cocaine, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday.
The PCG had accused their Chinese counterpart of steering a vessel within a few meters of a Filipino patrol vessel in the South China Sea, risking collision and disregarding international rules.
Shipowners are taking additional efforts and also contributing hefty amounts to safely evacuate seafarers who are trapped in the Black Sea due to the intensifying war caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Philippines has benefited from two capacity-building workshops on IMO’s key convention on seafarer training, certification and watchkeeping (the STCW Convention*).
Angelica Remegio is desperate. She is alone with her two young children while her partner is at sea on a Chinese fishing vessel. He’s been away for four months.
Hundreds of Filipino pupils will no longer have to be taught in shacks and tents, thanks to a new storm-proof school built by maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society.