Sunday, July 31, 2011

Phil. Seafaring makes IMO’s “white list”

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has affirmed the Philippines’ compliance with global seafaring standards for the third time this decade through its “white list.” According to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, this shows the country’s consistent and sustained standing in giving full and complete effect to the IMO’s revised Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-leeping Convention. The IMO “white list” affirms the capacities and diligence of the Philippines in ensuring the competence of Filipino seafarers. Inclusion in the “white list” increases the chances of Filipino mariners of being hired in foreign vessels because the list serves as “reference bible” in seafaring excellence.

(source: Shiela Crisostomo, Philippine Star, July 31, 2011)

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