‘Piracy on PH waters could affect crew change plans’

By Yashika F. Torib

A recent increase in theft, robbery, and piracy on board ships in the ports of Manila and Batangas could possibly “derail” the country’s plan to become a major crew change hub.

This was the statement made by one of the industry’s manning leaders following a report made by the Singapore Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) that two sea robberies, six thefts, and two attempts at piracy from January to August 2020 were recorded in Manila and Batangas bays.

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Source: manilatimes.net

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