Strong critique in report on Filipino seafarers

The EMSA has completed its report after reviewing the standard of the Filipino seafarers schools. The bottom line contains a strong critique of obvious shortcomings. ShippingWatch presents the results below.

Though the report has been anticipated for months, the real work toward improving the standards of "the world's largest seafarers school," the around 100 schools in the Philippines, has been going on for many years. Now, the EMSA, the EU's institute for maritime safety, has finished its work as well as the report measuring the standard of the Philippine maritime schools.

The results form a strong critique of obvious and crucial shortcomings at several of the schools, according to ShippingWatch's sources.

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