Pinay leads in empowering women in the maritime sector

"Investing in women can lift the communities, companies and even countries; and that equality for women equates to progress for all." - International Maritime Organization In an undeniably male-dominated sector, it is empowering to know that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is exerting its full efforts to empower and glorify...

South Korean university offers cadetship programs for future Filipino seafarers

Through the joined forces of One Movement for Maritime Education in the Philippines (OMMEP) and Mokpo National Maritime University (MMU), T/S Segero, a new training ship from South Korea, was launched to offer training programs for Filipino seafarers. During the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony which took...

EC extends PH another deadline

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission Director Magda Kopczynska (2nd from right) with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim during the signing of the agreement for the creation of the Maritime Technology Co-operation Centres - IMO Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission Director Magda...

MARINA remains confident amid continuing EC threat

There is no doubt, the Philippine Government, through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), has gotten hold of these unwelcome reports, to say the least, on European employers replacing their Filipino seafarers with other nationalities.Most likely, MARINA is not totally oblivious of the plans of the Norwegian government to issue Certificates of Competency (COCs) and Certificate of Proficiency (COPs) to...

Filipino seafarer’s death triggers calls for SOLAS amendment

The tragic death of a Filipino seafarer, whose family was awarded by court $360,000 in compensation, may trigger amendments to the SOLAS Convention. According to a report from Television New Zealand, pressurized gas cylinders on ships. “The final report has now identified that actually one of the the Dunedin District Court has ordered Princess...