Philippine Senate adopts 7 treaties to boost maritime safety and security

With 19-0 votes, these new Senate Resolutions will now be implemented to help boost PH maritime safety and security. Sponsored by Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Philippine senate has now adopted the following maritime treaties: SR No. 648 – International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on […]

OPITO adds Atlas Assessment to skills screening tool

OPITO Training at CTSI OPITO partners with Atlas Professionals to develop a drilling assessment tool to help employers find skilled and competent teams, and ensure a sustainable and safe environment offshore. The screening tool is an online, user friendly platform adopted by oil and gas employers to measure the knowledge of the workforce and identify […]

DOLE Tackles Key Maritime Issues In Maritime Council Meeting

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) held a Maritime Industry Tripartite Council (MITC) on January 25, with the key industry issues such as maritime training, as well as the sinking of MV Mercraft 3, as its main agenda.   The maritime industry has had its fair share of tirades during the past few months, […]

Top Reasons Why A Merchant Navy Career Is Good For You

Today, majority of cargo is transported across the world through ships, making them a crucial component of international trade and instrumental to the improvement of the world’s economy through their remittances.   For Filipinos, the positive financial effects of having relatives who work in the maritime industry, has led many to encourage their children to […]

Seafarers’ Shore Leave Rights Reinforced

Seafarers’ rights to shore leave have been amended, adding more provisions concerning shore leave, security and updated FAL forms.   These amendments, which have been effective since January 1, aim to strengthen seafarers rights to shore leave, as well as to achieve the smooth transit in ports of cargo, ships and passengers.   The formal […]