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 […]

Technologies That Will Lead Maritime Industry in 2018

A forecast made by industry leaders and engineers foresee how advancements in technology, such as the development in robotics, will help take the industry to new heights this year. These new pieces of technology are poised to change the face of IT and digitization in the industry.   Although shipowners are already aware of these […]

DTI To Provide Shipbuilding Support For Smaller Vessels

An incentives program is being planned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to provide support for local manufacturers of small and medium sized vessels for domestic use.   It is currently being drafted in order to attract investors and boost local manufacturing that will be led by the DTI with the goal of […]

PH Re-Elected to IMO Council Category C

  The Philippines was re-elected to the council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Category C, during the 30th session of the IMO Assembly (A30) last December 1, 2017 in London, England.   The appointment was a result of the 124 of 160 votes, placing the country as 13th among the 20 elected IMO […]

ISWAN Launches Guide On Psychological Well Being At Sea

photo courtesy of Safety4Sea Through a partnership with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), a new self help guide has been launched to provide seafarers with guidance on how to best enhance their emotional well being despite many challenges they face in their lives at sea.   This guide is the first of […]


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