An online registry will be available to Filipino seafarers starting next month, to replace the Seafarers Registration Certificates (SRC), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Tuesday. According to POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 13 issued August 5, the online registration system will be implemented starting September 15, 2016. Some 50,000 yearly SRC applicants are […]
Apr 11, 2016 The recommended International Labour Organization (ILO) Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers will remain at its current level of US$ 614 basic pay per month until at least 2018. This follows an ILO Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) meeting held in Geneva last week, comprising representatives of maritime employers co-ordinated by the International Chamber […]
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has expanded the list of high-risk destinations, where Filipino seafarers aboard international sea vessels can collect hazard pay. In its Governing Board Resolution no. 5, series of 2016, POEA enumerated the countries, which it considers as high-risk destinations for sailors due to ongoing internal conflict, being affected with contagious […]
USCG has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin to inform the maritime industry on the risks associated with the Zika virus. Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding reporting requirements for any vessel crew members or passengers who may be […]
Feb 01, 2016 – The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017. To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’, and potential difficulties during Port State Control inspections next year, it is important that maritime […]
China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention. On 12 November, China formally completed its ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006). When the Convention enters into force for China on 12 November 2016, seafarers serving on merchant ships flying the Chinese flag will be guaranteed minimum conditions of […]
On November 5th. 2015, the Port Captain’s Club presented its annual awards to institutions and individuals for their notable contribution to society. Our co-founder and head of the Crewing Department Mrs. Despina Volikaki was the host of the event for 2nd time.
India is the 67th to ratify the MLC, 2006 Two more countries have ratified the ILO Maritime Labour Convention. To date, the States that have ratified the MLC, 2006 represent approximately 80 per cent of the world gross tonnage of shipping On 9 October 2015, the Government of India ratified two ILO Convention, both the […]
June 25 – IMO Secretary-General’s video message for Day of the Seafarer filmed from the Seamen’s Center at Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. On June 25, the industry celebrates the fifth Day of the Seafarer. This day was instituted by the IMO to remember the importance of seafarers and to raise awareness about life at sea.
The image of an olive-skinned man or a “barako” who has “a girl in every port” usually comes to mind when one mentions the word seafarer. The stereotype stems from the dominance of men in the maritime industry since the country started its massive labor export in the 1970s. This “masculine” and “macho” image of […]