Philippines to discard half of the country's maritime schools

The Philippines will issue a list of the country's best maritime schools. More than half of the country's schools will likely not feature on the list, reports Seatrade Global following last week's EU visit.

As many as half of the criticized seafarers' schools in the Philippines will likely not be featured on a new list to be issued by the Philippine authorities, according to Seatrade Global. The list features the schools that comply with the requirements from the EU's institute for maritime safety, EMSA, which paid to country another visit last week.

Now the authorities hope that the schools will - within a 12-month period - be able to prove that they comply with the required standards, and that they can thus avoid the threat of having Philippine seafarers barred from working on EU-flagged vessels.

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