Piracy and armed robbery in Philippines almost double in Jan-Sep 2020

The number of incidents reported in the Philippines for the first nine months of 2020 has almost doubled compared to the entire year of 2019, with 13 incidents this year compared to seven last year. This is why ReCAAP ISC issued a Special Report to alert the shipping industry.

Chinese ports strengthen epidemic prevention and control measures

Recently, Chinese ports are strengthening epidemic prevention and control measures on vessels having changed crew overseas within 14 days, especially for Filipino seafarers or vessels that have changed crew members in the Philippines, data by local correspondents Huatai Marine reveals. 

Philippines launch new procedures on crew changes, repatriation

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) of the Philippines, under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DoTr), issued procedures and health and safety protocols on the repatriation of Filipino seafarers and the conduct of crew changes.

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