IMO honors PCG officer from Bohol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For saving all crew and passengers in a sinking ferry even off-duty, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) honored a Boholono officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Probationary Ensign Ralph Ofalla Barajan was…

Challenges of women seafarers in a male-dominated  maritime industry

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/09/2021

The word “seafarer” has replaced the word “seaman” in the male-dominated maritime industry, often considered as politically-correct word due to the increasing presence of women in the profession in recent decades. In older times, the term “seaman” was…

Protect Filipino female seafarers and cadettes from sexual harassment and violence

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/13/2020

  Employers must have effective mechanisms and guidelines to promptly address sexual harassment and violence incidents  committed against female seafarers and cadettes. The Women in Maritime Philippines (WiMaPhil) raised the issue during the recent online public forum…

COVID-19,  extension and early termination of seafarer’s contract

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/07/2020

  Seafarers have a right to return home at the end of their contract at no cost to themselves. Unfortunately, thousands of  seafarers, mostly from cruise liners, with expired employment contracts have been forced into continued labor aboard…

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