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Filipino seafarers send home a record amount of $6.14 Billion in 2018

Mar 03, 2019

Last year Filipino seafarers working on foreign ocean vessels sent home a record amount of 6.14 billion U.S. Dollars through the banking system. This amount includes Filipino seamen transfers working on container cargo ships, bulk carriers, cruise ships, tankers, general cargo ships, and pure car carriers sailing around the globe.

MSC Cruises Makes Service Charges For Crew Mandatory

Feb 26, 2019

Starting from March 31, 2019, the daily service charges will be mandatory on all MSC cruise ships, and passengers will no longer be able to make cancelation at the end of the cruise.

GI Outbreak on Island Princess

Feb 24, 2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials reported gastrointestinal outbreak this week aboard the cruise ship Island Princess.

MSC Seaview Crew Not Allowed To Go Ashore Following The Outbreak Onboard

Feb 22, 2019

Nearly nine thousand people, including passengers and crew of the cruise MSC Seaview, were vaccinated against measles in the port of Santos, Sao Paulo, after confirming that 13 employees onboard showed symptoms of the virus.

MSC Cruise Ships Collide in Buenos Aires

Feb 21, 2019

Two MSC sister ships collided at the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 20, 2019. The accident happened when the cruise liner MSC Orchestra lost control while maneuvering in the port and started drifting towards MSC Poesia which was moored at that time at the south dock. With a local pilot onboard and assistance from two tug boats, MSC Orchestra still managed to collide sustaining minor damage on the starboard side.

Carnival Cruise Line Mixologist Sanja Cvijetic Wins Best Bartender Award

Feb 20, 2019

Sanja Cvijetic is this year’s winner of BACARDI Legacy Cruise Competition Finals.

Crew member arrested after officers find 300 grams of cannabis in his cabin

Feb 19, 2019

A cruise ship crew member was arrested on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in Port Louis, Mauritius for drug possession reports Inside News. According to the source, Police arrested the 38-year-old Shameem Rasmally, who was working as a photographer for the German cruise liner AidaBlu, operated by Aida Cruises.

13 Crew Members With Suspected Rubella Virus On MSC Seaview

Feb 16, 2019

The cruise ship MSC Seaview arrived this morning in the Port of Santos, Brazil with 13 crew members suspected of having a rubella virus. The information was confirmed by the Brazil National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and by the Health Department of Santos. A medical team of three doctors and six nurses boarded the cruise ship to assist the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency in the investigation and to collect samples from the patients.

Harlem Globetrotters try ship trick shots on RMS Queen Mary

Feb 14, 2019

The famous Harlem Globetrotters recently selected Cunard’s retired British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary as a playground for their latest trick shots. The famous ocean liner and once the largest ship the world had ever seen now sits in Long Beach, California, where Globetrotters made some amazing shots from the ship’s deck to the basketball hoop placed on the pier.

Crew Member Helps Asylum Seeker to Fled Dubai Fearing her Life

Feb 13, 2019

The story of the Emirati woman Hind Mohammed Albolooki, who fled her family in Dubai fearing for her life, made headlines around the world. The 42-year-old mother of four children reports that she fled Dubai after her influential family threatened her. She informs that the threat was ignited due to her requesting divorce from her husband.

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