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Cape Town News: Seafarers from the Philippines are Comforted

Here is story from Cape Town that is a spin-off from Typhoon Haiyan. Steve van Schalkwyk  from the office in the Mothercity visited the seafarers on board the container ship  “Khota Lamir” registered in Singapore. Their names are, left to right,  Mykeey Kala and Ryuuta Ren. They come from Luzon and Butuan in the Philippines . Both have families back in the Philippines who have suffered loss during the recent storms. They know of folk who lost their lives but…

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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal – Sailors Society UK

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines when it hit on Friday night. The scale of the destruction is unbelievable – around 10,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more left without water, food or shelter. Imagine being thousands of miles away when the storm hit. Imagine not knowing if your wife, your husband, your children or your parents made it out alive. A huge majority of the world’s seafarers are Filipino, and had to face this nightmare. Stuck in foreign lands…

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Resolution to help women in maritime sector filed

MANILA, Philippines – As part of its efforts to work for the interests of Filipino seafarers, Angkla party list formally filed a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Departments of Labor and Transportation to aid in advancing the global seafaring careers of undervalued Filipino women mariners. Spearheaded by Angkla Partylist Rep. Jesulito Manalo, the resolution highlights the strengths in both character and skill that women in maritime possess but are most often overlooked by the male-dominated industry in…

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