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August 26th, 2013 Hotline numbers for MLC 2006 released

Manila, Philippines – The government opens a hotline for seafarers, ship owners and maritime stakeholders that will provide information on the implementation of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006).

July 15th, 2013 POEA temporarily bans deployment of Filipinos to Egypt

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has imposed a temporary ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Egypt due to escalating violence in Cairo.

July 11th, 2013 Court allows closing of deficient maritime schools

Manila, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has won against a number of schools trying to block the department’s closure order, as it continues to go after deficient maritime schools and courses in line with the upcoming EMSA audit.

June 28th, 2013 Government sectors working together to pass second EMSA audit

Manila, Philippines – After failing the first European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) inspection, different government sectors are now working together and preparing for the next audit, which will be done in October.

May 8th, 2013 MARINA confident that Philippines will pass EMSA audit

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is confident that the 80,000 Filipino seafarers on board European Union flagged vessels will retain their jobs as they are already making necessary changes to pass the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit.

May 2nd, 2013 Working Visas now required for seafarers passing in Saudi waters

Seafarers are now required work and visitor’s Visas in able to work in the waters of Saudi Arabia, specifically those employed in the Eastern Province for Saudi Aramco.

April 29th, 2013 Over 26,000 Filipino seafarers eyed to participate in absentee voting

The Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) for Filipinos working abroad kicked-off on the second week of April and will push through until May 13, the same day of that the local elections will be held in the Philippines.

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.