Why Panicking Doesn’t Help During Emergencies

As a trainee taking offshore safety training in the Philippines, you are taught what course of action you need to do during emergency situations. Working in the offshore oil and gas industry can be quite dangerous after all. That’s why taking certain courses such as HUET training and others is required. Once you complete these […]

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 […]

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 […]

MARINA, PDEA Partner On Campaign Against Illegal Drugs

The Philippines’ Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are working together to prevent illegal drugs from entering the country through its seaports.   Inspecting 1,200 private seaports all over the country, the campaign started with an information drive on the drug menace among seafarers and other port users last June. […]