German ambassador ‘encouraged’ by PH efforts to comply with EU maritime norms

The Philippine authorities’s assurance to the European Union group and varied maritime stakeholders that the nation will align with and adjust to worldwide requirements set by the Conference on Coaching, Certification and Watchkeeping Requirements (STCW) is a constructive improvement for the continued employability of Filipino seafarers on board German-owned and German-managed ships.

German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel referred to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s latest go to to Brussels, the place he met with transport stakeholders and warranted the damaging influence of adversarial outcomes on the employability of some 50,000 Filipino officers on board EU-flagged vessels .

In the course of the assembly, Marcos assured that the Philippines will tackle the violations recognized within the European Maritime Security Company (EMSA) audit.

Ambassador Reiffenstuel mentioned: “What we’re seeing now are encouraging indicators and steps from President Marcos Jr. and the brand new administration. We hope that challenges will be overcome collectively and in shut cooperation.”

She made the assertion through the latest seventy fifth anniversary of German firm Dohle Shipmanagement Philippines Inc.

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The German official, who joins different worldwide communities, primarily in Europe and Scandinavia, thinks the Philippine authorities is taking the EMSA situation critically. It will ship a positive and reassuring sign to different nations that make use of Filipino seafarers to crew their ships.

Reiffenstuel additionally famous Germany’s shut partnership with the nation for many years and the way essential the availability of Filipino sailors and officers is just not solely to the German fleet but additionally to the worldwide transport group that transports cargo and commerce around the globe.

“The usage of seafarers within the world maritime business not solely has a protracted custom within the Philippines, but additionally accounts for a big a part of the nation’s GDP,” she mentioned.

The Ambassador additionally recommended the Döhle Group for having “considerably contributed to creating the Philippines a vital a part of world connectivity and a good, dynamic economic system”.

The deployment of seafarers and well being staff is a hard and fast and essential a part of the work of the Embassy.

She additionally famous the significance of elevated partnerships and actions with Filipino seafarers and healthcare staff in gentle of a “expertise scarcity” in Germany.