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.
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.
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.
A court has issues a hold departure order to prevent all 20 crewmen of MV Vienna Wood from leaving the Philippines, while facing criminal complaints over its collision with sunken FV Liberty 5.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis that has presented, Philippines opened the first “Green Lane” in order to facilitate free movement and safe travel across borders for seafarers in Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A COVID-19-hit cruise ship that was previously in Australia arrived in the Philippines on May 7, transporting 214 Filipino seafarers, according to the Philippine Coast guard.
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