I find it strange that Filipinos take excessive pride in being the no.1 crew supplier for the world merchant fleet. If quantity alone matters, ordinary Indians should brag that India… Continue reading "Ship manning and misplaced national pride"
We look askance every time folks in Manila use the term “seafaring industry”. It’s normal to say “banking industry” but not “bank teller industry” – although bank tellers or cashiers… Continue reading "Is there really a “seafaring industry”?"
According to London-based Videotel, more than 52,000 crew and 1,600 ships now use its webFTA (Fleet Training Administrator) system – an online solution that allows a company access to all… Continue reading "Clever way to monitor crew training"