April 2nd, 2012 EMSA visits the Philippines for re-assessment

Manila, Philippines – Representatives of the European Maritime Safety Agency recently arrived in the country to verify improvements in the Philippines’ compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

March 28th, 2012 Philippines Partners with Netherlands to produce World-Class Seafarers

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) recently announced that a total of 176 Filipino maritime officers have successfully trained under a partnership project of the Philippines and Netherlands.

March 22nd, 2012 Philippines lifts deployment ban in three African Countries

Manila, Philippines – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were repatriated during Libya’s recent civil we can now go back to after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) finally lifted the ban it imposed on the Middle East country last December.

March 1st, 2012 IMO in full support of further developments in Philippine Maritime Industry

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu pledged his full support to the Philippine maritime industry and engaged in talks with the President Benigno S. Aquino III for further developments in the industry during his two-day visit in the country.

February 28th, 2012 Revised Training Manual for Engine Seafarers Published

A new on board training book for engine ratings has been launched by the ISF which took into account the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention.

February 24th, 2012 International Maritime Leaders laud Seafaring Academy in the Philippines

Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines - One of the biggest Maritime schools in the Philippines recently received praises and applause in producing and molding young Filipinos into being a “globally competent professionals”.

January 31st, 2012 Changes in new ITF Standard Crew Contract Alters Seafarer’s Benefits

New amendments have been made to the ITF standard crew contract is set to significantly alter the basis for seafarers’ benefits including death, illness and disability compensation.

January 27th, 2012 New Curriculums in Philippine Maritime Training Now Underway

Manila, Philippines - Able Deck, Able Engine, Security Awareness Training, Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties, Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations, Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations and Electro-Technical Officer are among the newly revised courses that will be soon available in the Philippine Maritime Academy.