Philippines

Philippines launches guidelines to ease crew change

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) of the Philippines launched the detailed procedures and health and safety protocols concerning the repatriation and the conduct of crew change, in authorized domestic and international ports in the country.

Fire engulfs passenger ship off Cebu, Philippines

A total of 45 crew members were evacuated from the passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat, after a fire erupted onboard while the vessel was about 5.5 nm east off Binongkalan Point, Cebu, in the morning of 23 July 2020, the Philippine Coast Guard informed.

Fire broke out on cargo vessel off Batangas

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was called to combat a fire that broke out onboard the Philippine-registered cargo vessel, MV Moreta Venture at the vicinity waters 1.2 nautical miles southwest off Marikaban Island, Batangas, on 20 July.

Attempted robbery on container ship anchored off Manila

In its weekly report for 23-29 June, ReCAAP ISC informed of one incident of armed robbery against ship in Asia. The CAT 4 incident occurred onboard a container ship while anchored at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) Anchorage, Philippines.

14 missing after collision off Philippines

A total of 14 crew members remain missing after the Filipino fishing boat F/V Liberty 5 collided with the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Vienna Wood in the night hours of Saturday. 

Crew found dead on cruise ship in a suspected suicide

A Filipino crew of the cruise ship ‘Harmony of the Seas’ was found dead outside her cabin in a suspected suicide case, bringing again the issue of mental health of suspended seafarers in the spotlight. 

Three reasons why Filipino seafarers are the happiest crew

Seafarers from the Philippines are the most satisfied seafarer group by nationality serving onboard ships, as shown by the SAFETY4SEA Crew Wellness survey. The difference with the other nationalities was actually so wide that it could lead us to assume that there is a correlation between nationality and happiness onboard.

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