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EU to Philippine maritime sector: Shape up or ship out

Photo by European Union.

The European Union gives the Philippines until July to prove that its maritime training and monitoring are at par with international standards.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

European nations reject bid to ban Filipino seafarers

French ship FS Var is docked in the Saudi port of Dammam in this 2009 file photo. AFP

Member states of the European Union have rejected the proposed ban on Filipino seafarers, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) said.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

80,000 seamen may lose jobs, warns Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

More than 80,000 Filipino seafarers stand to lose their jobs if a bill meant to improve the current system of overseeing maritime workers isn’t passed into law soon, Senate President Franklin Drilon warned over the weekend.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino seamen among 3 missing in ship collision off Dutch Coast

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Two Filipino seafarers are among three missing when their ship sank after colliding with another vessel off the Dutch Coast on Monday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t upbeat about EU maritime audit

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A recruiter displays a signboard offering jobs to Filipino seamen, complete with salaries at a park in Manila in this file photo. The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.  AFP PHOTO Joel NITO

The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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