Val Ryman ® 06-Jun-2019 14:10
* the number of Filipino seafarers dropped 20 per cent from 2016 (440,00 seafarers) to 2018 (340,000);
* in October 2019, the European Maritime Safety Agency will likely blacklist Filipino seafarers as "not adequately trained" after six failed assessments of Filipino seafarers' training and skill;
* Filipino seafarers have gained a poor reputation for using "ambulance chasers", lawyers who seek big payouts for work injuries in return for a slice of the compensation settlement. Filipino seafarers also have a reputation for holding unrealistic expectations for their salary and conditions.
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