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Sea robbery incidents double in the Philippines

Sea robbery incidents double in the Philippines

  Philippine anchorages and ports saw an increase in the number of incidents of sea robbery from January to September 2020, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre...

Coronavirus: Seafarers face screening in China, Singapore

Philippines extends seafarers’ certificate validity by one year 

  The Philippines has extended the validity of seafarers’ STCW certificates that are due to expire by another year. The Philippines Maritime Industry...

Vietnamese ship runs aground off Philippines after officer on watch falls asleep

Vietnamese ship runs aground off Philippines after officer on watch falls asleep

  A Vietnam-flagged cargo vessel ran aground in the waters between Nagubat Island and Liwagao Island in Antique, the Philippines, on 13 August 2020, the Philippine...

Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind Vietnam freighter attack

ReCAAP issues crew kidnap warning for ships in Malaysia, Philippines

  A warning issued in May over members of the Abu Sayyaf group looking to kidnap crew from ships in waters in the southern Philippines and East Malaysia has been...

Philippines opens ‘Green Lane’ for seafarers, crew change

Philippines opens ‘Green Lane’ for seafarers, crew change

  The world’s largest supplier of crew to the international shipping industry – the Philippines – has opened a “Green Lane” for seafarers to allow for...

Philippines repatriates over 13,000 distressed seafarers

Philippines repatriates over 13,000 distressed seafarers

  A group of 668 seafarers landed today at an airport in Manilla, the Philippines, breaking the 13,000 figure of repatriated seafarers who were displaced by the...

Coast Guard evacuates injured sailor off Philippines

Coast Guard evacuates injured sailor off Philippines

  The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) evacuated an injured crew member of a Chinese cargo vessel off Corregidor Island, Cavite, on January 12, 2020. The ship,...

Shipping industry organisations call for progress on key sulphur cap issues at IMO

Philippines: Ship owners struggle to meet sulfur cap 

  Shipping companies in the Philippines are struggling to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulations governing the sulfur cap, which...

Philippines addresses STCW shortcomings ahead EMSA audit

Philippines addresses STCW shortcomings ahead EMSA audit

  The Philippines authorities say they have filed reports addressing all the deficiencies in its maritime training and certification by the European Maritime Safety...

Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

A car carrier that caught fire off the coast of the Philippines was abandoned near Reed Bank on June 17, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has said. The ship, the Diamond...

Rift between Customs, PIA intensifies over $1.6m smuggled heroin

Fishermen find cocaine worth $4m in Philippines 

Filipino fishermen have fished nearly 40 kilogrammes of cocaine worth over four million dollars from waters off an eastern Philippines province, police said on Tuesday....

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

The Philippine Coast Guard said it has rescued the two abducted crewmen of fishing boat Sri Dewi 1 who were kidnapped in September 2018. One of the crew members was...