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Seamen to get briefing on Ebola

Hans Leo Cacdac

MANILA, Philippines—Manning agencies must now include information on the deadly Ebola virus from the Health department and the World Health Organization (WHO) in predeparture seminars for Filipino seafarers, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said in an advisory.   In similar advisories, the Marina and POEA also asked shipping […]

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return


Fifteen Filipino seamen are now back in the Philippines with their loved ones following their repatriation from Malta on April 18, Good Friday, after being stranded for eight months on Maltese waters.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

80,000 seamen may lose jobs, warns Drilon

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 »

Bodies of two Filipino sailors found in North Sea

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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

dutch coast north sea

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 »