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).

December 27th, 2012 Philippines welcome new UN Assistance Program for piracy victims

The Philippine government welcomes the United Nations’ new assistance program for piracy attack victims after proposing and initiating the said program.

November 2nd, 2012 “Legal” recruiting practices confuses manning agencies in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines - The government’s strengthened Anti - Illegal Recruitment (AIR) drive receives support from one of the country’s biggest group of manning companies but two recruitment firms cry foul on how the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency’ s (POEA) handled the process.

October 30th, 2012 Filipino makes history after being named as new President of International Shipping Association

The International Shipping Industry’s Trade Association known as InterManager recently elected Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTC) Vice-Chairman and CEO Gerardo A. Borromeo as its President making him the first Filipino and first Asian to hold the prestigious position.