Posts Tagged Filipino Seafarers

Free online courses for Filipino seafarers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 14, 2020

Filipino seafarers can have access to the courses being offered by the government for free, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), an...

1 of 39 Filipino seafarers in missing vessel off Japan rescued — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Thursday (September 3) that one of the 39 Filipino crew members of the missing Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel off the...

4 Filipino seafarers among new imported COVID-19 cases in Singapore

Marje Pelayo   •   August 14, 2020

Singapore reported 102 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Thursday (August 13).  Four of the imported cases are Filipino seafarers who arrived in the city-state on a vessel on August...

DFA: Search launched for Filipinos missing in Beirut blast

Marje Pelayo   •   August 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday (August 5) reported a total of 12 Filipinos still missing after the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut...

Filipino seafarers bear brunt of air travel bans due to novel coronavirus

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has halted not only affected airline operations but also sea vessels. MV Diamond Princess, one of the two widest subclass of Grand-class...

DFA closely monitors kidnapping of 2 Pinoy seafarers in Cameroon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 1, 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is closely monitoring the kidnapping of two Filipino seafarers in Cameroon on Tuesday (December 31). Eight seafarers were reportedly kidnapped after armed men attacked...

Two Filipino seafarers killed in Mexico bar attack – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino seafarers were among the 26 people killed in an attack at a bar in the Port of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz in Mexico this week, the Department...

Fishing vessel capsizes off coast of Brunei, 7 Filipino crewmen missing

Marje Pelayo   •   August 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is actively monitoring developments on the sinking of a Brunei-flagged fishing vessel, Radims 2, off the coast of Brunei....

19 Filipino sailors held in Mexico for alleged drug law violation

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

Nineteen Filipinos and three Polish nationals who work as sailors of a Cypriot-flagged vessel have been detained in Mexico for allegedly violating the country’s law on illegal drugs. In a...

7 Filipino seafarers detained in Libya to return home

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 11, 2019

The seven Filipino seafarers who were recently released in Libya are on their way back to the Philippines. According to the statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The...


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