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80,000 seamen may lose jobs, warns Drilon

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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 »

Bodies of two Filipino sailors found in North Sea

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The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Friday that two bodies recovered in the North Sea on Monday were those of two Filipino seamen reported missing after a maritime collision.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 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 »

Filipino seafarers in Portugal get to vote for first time in years through OAV

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One seafarer had not voted in nearly 18 years. Another thought the Binay on the ballot was Vice President Jejomar Binay suddenly seeking a Senate seat. Still, another has been out of the show biz loop and thought reelectionist Juan Miguel Zubiri was still dating singer-actress Vina Morales.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino freed by Somali pirates to be home soon – DFA

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The Filipino released by Somali pirates along with 21 other foreign sailors will be home soon as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has started arrangements for his flight back home.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New Zealand frees 2 Filipino seafarers jailed for cargo ship accident

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Cargo ship ‘Rena’ is shown grounded after it ploughed into a reef last October 5, releasing an oil slick that killed thousands of sea birds and fouled beaches in the North Island's pristine Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino captain and second officer of a cargo ship that ran aground off New Zealand in 2011 have been expelled from the South Pacific country after serving half of their prison terms.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seamen end up as fishers in Taiwan

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended a manning agency that allegedly defrauded several seafarers deployed as fishermen to Taiwan.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU may ban PH seamen over training deficiencies

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Filipino seamen could be banned from European ships and the Philippines could lose $700 million in remittances if “deficiencies” in the seamen’s training and education were not addressed, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) warned on Thursday.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino sailors from New Zealand oil ship forced into hiding

Grounded container ship 'Rena' listing heavily to starboard in the Bay of Plenty near Tauranga. New Zealand faces its worst maritime pollution disaster in decades if the 'Rena' breaks up on Astrolabe reef, releasing all 1,700 tons of heavy fuel oil aboard into the bay. AFP/MARITIME NEW ZEALAND/Tim JOHNS

Filipino sailors from the ship responsible for New Zealand’s worst sea pollution disaster are being kept at a secret location amid fears for their safety, the ship’s agent said Friday.

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Italian tanker carrying mostly Filipino crew freed by pirates

Italian tanker Rbd Anema e Core. AFP File Photo

Pirates who seized an Italian tanker with a crew of 23 off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea released it Thursday and the mostly Filipino crew was safe, Italian news agency ANSA reported early Friday.

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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