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Philippines and Japan renew commitment on maritime training

The Philippines and Japan have renewed their commitment to improving maritime education, which includes maritime training in the Philippines, by signing a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) on the “2019 Maritime Instructors’ Training Scheme” last February 19, 2019. The Philippines signed through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). On the other hand, Japan signed through the Ministry […]

Sleeplessness At Sea

On average, a human being needs at least 7-9 hours of sleep. The quality of your sleep directly affects your overall physical and mental health. It also keeps your body refreshed and your mind alert. Unfortunately, seafarers don’t get to enjoy much rest due to the working conditions and labor needed to complete the job. […]

Crew Pay Increases In 2018 After Years of Stagnation

The latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast report by shipping consultancy Drewry states that cost growth has returned to seafaring in 2018 and will continue to accelerate at a moderate pace on recovering vessel earnings and continued shortfall officer numbers. This is following years of stagnation due to the depressed state of most cargo markets […]

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 […]