Floatel International secures Shell contract in the Philippines

Offshore accommodation provider Floatel International has been awarded a contract by Shell for semisub vessel Floatel Triumph in the Philippines.

Covid-19 variants spook Manila, crew change bans put in place

New strains of Covid-19 detected in the UK and South Africa are spooking immigration authorities around the world. The variants of the virus have been found to be far more contagious than the original Covid-19, and have quickly spread around the globe over the past month.

Manila urged to get its house in order as Covid crewing crisis brews

The manning industry in the Philippines is reeling from the double Covid flare-ups on two bulk carriers calling at Port Hedland in Western Australia with questions being raised about the Southeast Asian country’s ability to provide crew safely to ships during the pandemic.

"Generous" Civil Settlement for Families in Vienna Wood Collision

The families of the lost crew of the fishing boat Liberty 5 have reached a settlement with the owners of the bulker Vienna Wood N, which struck and sank the smaller vessel off Mamburao, the Philippines in June.