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4 released PH seamen home soon

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Four Filipinos released after two years in the hands of Somali pirates are in good condition and will return home soon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Seafarer’s insensitive wife

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A ship captain noticed that one of his officers often looked anxious and could not focus on his tasks. He would often stay alone in his cabin when off duty.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

PH seaman wins disability suit against shipping firm

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Settling a 12-year-old labor case, the Supreme Court has upheld the awarding of $60,000 (about P2.5 million) in disability benefits to a seaman who suffered various ailments while working in a chemical tanker.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 Filipinos dead, 3 missing in North Sea ship collision

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Ships take part in the rescue operation for sunken cargo ship Baltic Ace late Wednesday night. AP/Royal Dutch Navy

Two Filipinos died while three others were missing after a cargo ship sank in the frigid North Sea off the Dutch coast, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

All-night drinking ends in fatal fall for seaman celebrating homecoming

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A homecoming celebration for a 44-year-old seaman took a tragic turn before dawn Friday when he mysteriously fell from the seventh floor of a Manila residential building to his death on the street below, police said.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sailors, oil tanker seized off Nigeria released

A piracy watchdog said sailors and an oil tanker seized by pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta have been released.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No contact with crew of tanker seized off Nigeria—firm

The operator of an oil tanker hijacked off the coast of Nigeria last weekend has had no contact with the more than 20 crew since the capture, an official of the company said on Friday.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

14 Filipino seamen in hijacked tanker safe

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Fourteen Filipino seafarers were among those held by armed men who hijacked a Cyprus-flagged and Norwegian-managed tanker the other day in Lomé, Togo, in West Africa.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Somali pirates release ship carrying Filipino, Ukrainian crew

Somali pirates have released a German-owned cargo ship and its Filipino and Ukrainian crewmembers after holding them for 70 days, the shipping company said.

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Forever single seaman?

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Every Filipino seaman is not only a navigator of a ship but also a navigator of the good future of his loved ones. But it is an alarming fact that many of our seafarers misdeclare their true marital status. Instead of “married,” most of them write “single” on their documents for voyage, according to Atty. [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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