Dec
8

Filipino Seafarers Protection Act

BY DONNA WILLIAMS  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
We are pleased to advise that the Seafarers Protection Act (Republic Act 10706) was signed into law by the President of the Philippines on 26 November 2015. What does this mean for Filipino Seafarers? Its main role is to protect them from unscrupulous individuals who take advantage of them by charging exorbitant fees and promising huge returns should they suffer an accident or illness w...
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Aug
5

Why DeltaMeco Crewing Services welcomes the EMSA Audit

BY DONNA WILLIAMS  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
There is no denying that The Philippines is the world’s largest labour-supply country to the shipping industry, with around 400,000 of its citizens currently working as seafarers.  It therefore follows, that its maritime training institutions would be of great interest to all those associated with shipping and in particular the European Maritime Safety Authority (EMSA). In fac...
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Jan
15

Ian Sherwood

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
It is with regret that we have to inform all our colleagues and friends that Ian Sherwood passed away yesterday evening, 14 January 2013. Ian was a founding member of DeltaMeco and been the driving force behind the company since its incorporation in 1986.  In the last couple of years Ian had stepped back from the business’ operational work to enable him to spend more time trav...
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Dec
16

Another accolade for DeltaMeco Crewing Services

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
Having already achieved recognition by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agent (POEA), DeltaMeco is proud to announce that it has joined the elite few that have achieved accreditation in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC2006). DeltaMeco’s Manila operation has successfully earned the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certification for Private Recruitment and Placement...
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Nov
1

Monumental Anti Piracy Endorsement by British Goverment

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
[SOURCE BBC]   Ships sailing under a British flag will be able to carry armed guards to protect them from pirates, the prime minister has announced. David Cameron says he wants to combat the risks to shipping off the coast of Somalia, where 49 of the world's 53 hijackings last year took place. Under the plans, the home secretary would be given the power to license armed guards ...
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Apr
13

Piracy Awareness Campaign

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
Thanks to the bbc for an excellent radio program, educational and informative - Please show your support @ http://www.saveourseafarers.com/...
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Apr
5

Officer Fatigue at sea

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
 Project Horizon is a European Commission funded project investigating the impact of fatigue on the cognitive performance and decision-making of ships’ watchkeeping officers. The €3.78m project has captured the interest of the shipping industry as concern rises over incidents and accidents at sea that are increasingly attributed to seafarer fatigue.A number of experi...
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Apr
4

Suez Canal disrupted

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was disrupted after a 42,000-tonne container ship ran aground on Sunday due to engine failure, an official at the Suez Canal Authority said.The ship ran aground at al-Kantara city near the Mediterranean port city of Port Said, blocking the movement of 28 other ships in the waterway, the official said.Efforts were under way to move the ship that ro...
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Mar
18

Officer shortage eases but crewing worries remain

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
A sharp downturn in the shipping markets in 2009 helped to ease the shortage of officers BIMCO/ISF 2010 Manpower Study warns against complacency as retention and recruitment of cadets remains a problem.Meanwhile, BIMCO has introduced a new service to help its members deal with operational issues related to crew.The survey reveals that the supply of officers stands at 624,000, while deman...
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Mar
1

Save Our Seafarers

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
Save Our Seafarers  We welcolme the news that a new advertising campaign proposed and financed by ship owners and unions; will be launched into mainstream media to campaign to goverments. The goal is to bring the public awareness of the war on the shipping industy will put pressure on governments to act, co-operate and bring a solution.Piracy affec...
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