March 19th, 2013 North P&I Club Launches Post-Repatriation Medical Scheme for Pinoy Seafarers

North P&I club announced the opening of a clinic in Manila to ensure Filipino crew members receive the most efficient and high quality treatment when they return home because of injury or illness at sea.

March 12th, 2013 International Shipping Federation Launches New on Board Training Book

The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated the On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets in line with the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.

March 4th, 2013 New Training Center Opens in Manila

A global maritime safety company has set up a new training facility in Manila.

February 15th, 2013 Finland & Greece ratify ILO MLC 2006

The Government of Finland and Greece became the 33rd and 34th International Labour Office ILO member State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

February 11th, 2013 Piracy Incidents drops in Number

The latest global piracy report indicate a drastic drop on pirate attacks off the coast off Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) releases their latest statistics.

February 5th, 2013 Department of Labour praises establishment of “Center for Seafarers”

Manila, Philippines - The Department of Labour & Employment (DOLE) lauds the partnership between a seafarer’s manning group and a local chain of malls to establish a Center for Filipino seafarers in various locations around the country.

January 7th, 2013 Norwegian Prime Minister praises Philippine Government's efforts for Filipino seafarers

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg praised the ongoing reforms being done in the Philippines including the efforts being done by the government to pass the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) of the European Commission said Philippine President Benigno Aquino III after he came back to the Philippines after the 9th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Laos last month.

January 2nd, 2013 Two Major Seafarers’ Welfare Organization Merge

The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) and the International Seafarers' Assistance Network (ISAN) recently agreed to merge and now will be called International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).