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Manila Meets Batangas: JFC Meet and Greet

Officers and members of Jebsens Family Circle (JFC) Manila Chapter recently met with their counterparts from the recently established JFC Batangas Chapter at the Officers Lounge, AboJeb Office in Manila. This was the first time that the officers from the two chapters formally met, exchanged ideas, and shared their insights on how to move forward READ MORE




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Bjørn Jebsen Named InterManager President

  The Chief Executive Officer of Jebsens has been elected as the president of InterManager, the third party and in-house ship management association, effective immediately, succeeding Gerardo Borromeo, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC). Jebsen was unanimously elected during the InterManager Annual General Meeting in Singapore. “I am a strong believer READ MORE




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How to get your Certificate of Proficiency from Marina

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is the single maritime administration responsible for the implementation and enforcement of international convention on standards of training, certification and watch keeping for seafarers, as amended by international agreements or covenants. They issue a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) to successful applicants who have completed the Basic Safety Training Course. This READ MORE




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5 Things About OWWA’S Seafarers’ Upgrading Program

The Philippine government pays a high regard for its Filipino workers here and abroad that’s why it has continuously strived to uphold their rights. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is the primary governing body that serves as watch-dog of every Filipino worker. To encompass Filipinos who are working outside the country Overseas Workers READ MORE




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5 Effective Tricks to Combat Homesickness

A career in seafaring can be a challenging yet rewarding occupation. For many Filipinos, it’s a great opportunity to provide better for their families and secure their future. But like any other job that requires you to be away from your loved ones, it can take a toll on a seafarer’s emotional disposition once the READ MORE




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