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March 22, 2022

Sign this global letter of protest against DP World & P&O Ferries

Dear sisters, brothers, and comrades,  As you would know, P&O Ferries sacked 800 seafarers on Read More

January 28, 2022

AMOSUP celebrates its 61st anniversary

The Union salutes and celebrates Filipino seafarers in different parts of the world in recognition Read More

January 28, 2022

IMEC-ITF-AMOSUP Safe Corridor project: A triumph of assisting COVID-free seafarers

Lawyer Henry Zamora of AMOSUP, who leads the union’s team in monitoring and implementing all Read More

January 28, 2022

AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospitals vaccinate over 24,000 seafarers

AMOSUP has fully vaccinated 24,255 seafarers, both Union members and non-members, as of December 2021 Read More

October 27, 2021

Strengthening crew change and increasing access to COVID-19 vaccine

Industry social partners in Manila also call on all concerned Flag and Port States to Read More

October 27, 2021

Seafarers get vaccinated

AMOSUP in full force, Seamen’s Hospitals all hands on deck in nationwide inoculation of Filipino Read More

August 02, 2021

MAAP wins second prize in higher education institutions internationalisation award

The First Philippine HEIs Internationalisation Award highlights the importance of universities’ and colleges’ transnational and Read More

August 02, 2021

AMOSUP hospitals administer COVID-19 jabs for seafarers

President Dr Conrado F Oca says the Union has the personnel, facilities and equipment readily Read More

July 23, 2021

Vaccination on Seafarers

  Dear Comrades and Friends The International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Read More

June 28, 2021

Day of the Seafarer is meaningless without vaccines and our rights restored

(Credit: Anoop Kumar Vaswani) Today’s theme for Day of the Seafarer is ‘a future fair Read More

April 22, 2021

MAAP advances into online teaching and learning

Academy president, Vice Admiral Eduardo Santos, shares how academic instructions quickly migrated to remote virtual Read More

April 22, 2021

AMOSUP ramps up aid  to seafarers despite COVID-19 surge

The Union has distributed over 40,000 food packs to mariners across the country as of Read More

April 22, 2021

Singapore task force cites AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital, PCR Lab as safe facilities for crew changes

The Singapore-based SG-Star Fund Task Force (SFTF) has accredited and cited the AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Read More

January 19, 2021

AMOSUP marks 60th anniversary

The maritime union’s top officers, President Dr Conrado Oca and EVP Vice Admiral Eduardo Santos, Read More

January 19, 2021

Beating the crew change challenge continues

Maritime stakeholders still grapple with finding solutions to the ongoing problem of relieving and sending Read More

January 19, 2021

Unions-employers’ testing facilities assure safest way of ship crew changeover

The IMEC-ITF-AMOSUP Safe Corridor Manila addresses concerns over the authenticity of PH Covid-19 negative tests Read More

December 10, 2020

‘THE HEAT IS ON’: Landmark UN, ILO Decisions Puts Pressure on Governments Over Crew Change

Pressure is mounting on governments to designate seafarers as ‘key workers’ to avoid the prospect Read More

November 08, 2020

AMOSUP member wins top prize in “Still at Sea” Photography Competition

With great pride and honor, we congratulate one of our members, Mr. Ike Dagandanan, for Read More

November 02, 2020

ITF Seafarers’ Trust Prize Photography Competition Winners

STILL AT SEA, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust photography competition was launched on 25 August 2020 Read More

October 01, 2020

AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital frontliners hurdle challenges amidst COVID-19 threat

The Union’s chain of healthcare system in the country owes its success in serving seafarers Read More

October 01, 2020

Seamen’s Hospital Manila sets up lab for COVID-19 test

  AMOSUP President Dr Conrado Oca says the need for testing facilities in the Philippines Read More

October 01, 2020

AMOSUP houses stranded seafarers in Manila

About a thousand officers and crew stayed in AMOSUP and JSU facilities during the state-imposed Read More

September 23, 2020

Covid corner-cutting will lead to deaths, ‘environmental catastrophe’ – new shipping report

20 SEPTEMBER 2020 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that Read More

August 25, 2020

ITF Seafarers’ Trust launches “Still At Sea” seafarer photography competition.

  The ITFST has today launched the Still At Sea photography competition for seafarers. Open Read More

February 03, 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak Read More

January 07, 2020

Mixed Manning: Start ‘em young learning to live and work with other cultures

MAAP hosted a cross-cultural training for its cadets and their counterparts in Japan through the Read More

January 05, 2020

Seafarers get basic life support training

Hundreds of AMOSUP members got a full-day training as lay rescuers in a series of Read More

January 05, 2020

AMOSUP breaks ground for next sailor’s home

President Dr Conrado Oca reckons the completion of Annex II will provide over a thousand Read More

January 05, 2020

Seamen’s Hospital Manila upgrades facilities

AMOSUP members and their dependents can avail of improved healthcare and medical services in the Read More

January 05, 2020

A miracle at Seamen’s Hospital

Dr Roderic Ng, head of the hospital’s Hemodialysis Unit, shares the journey of the first Read More

September 26, 2019

Bracing for Danger:  Sailing Through Hormuz

Seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone are entitled to a bonus Read More

September 26, 2019

Seafarers’ Foremost Fears

Assistant Professor Lucia P Tangi of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Read More

August 29, 2019

Maternity Ward gets Upgraded.

The Maternity Ward alongside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Read More

August 29, 2019

NICU: Providing specialised delivery, care and management of newborns

Dr. Jose Salazar, in-charge of the NICU, shares updates on technology and specialists needed in Read More

August 29, 2019

Safety training on board ships

Seafaring is a profession full of potential dangers that include the threat of heavy weather Read More

August 29, 2019

Where are we with mental health at sea?

The shipping industry is in an interesting position when it comes to the mental health Read More

July 03, 2019

AMOSUP Women tackles gender equality

The group hopes to break down barriers preventing women from working at sea and get Read More

July 03, 2019

Jasmin Labarda, Shipmaster: Inspiring women in merchant marine profession

She may have suffered a spell of sexual harassments and discriminations in her early years Read More

January 10, 2019

MV Kapitan Gregorio Oca: New ship to boost cadets’ on board quality training

The MV Kapitan Gregorio Oca can accommodate more than 100 cadets for their shipboard training Read More

January 10, 2019

Fascinating insight to seafarers’ daily lives

Men and women in shipping shared images of what a “Good day at sea” actually Read More

January 10, 2019

AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Manila expands new ward

The AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital has partly completed the refurbishment and expansion of its facilities in Read More

November 14, 2018


  Suntec City, SINGAPORE– Libyan Trade Unionist Nermin Al-Sharif stole the show at the Women Read More

November 14, 2018

Seafarers Tackle Automation: Is it a boon or a bane in the Maritime Industry?

Suntec City, SINGAPORE– Automation is here to stay and the ITF stands firm: No automation Read More

November 09, 2018

Inspectors’ Team: Unique and Crucial Role that Supports Seafarers

Their contributions are making the ITF stronger, maintaining the current number of collectives that have Read More

November 09, 2018

The Long and Difficult Journey

Dr Agnes Gorospe, chair of the Oncology Section at the AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital, shares the Read More

November 09, 2018

AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Dedicates its Oncology Section to Nina Espeli Allen’s Memory

Nina served the Norwegian Seafarers Union and created a positive and lasting impact to the Read More

July 11, 2018

Hemodialysis Unit expands to Address Increased Patients

This section of the Seamen’s Hospital prides itself in providing the standard of care that Read More

July 11, 2018

MAAP Graduates 169 cadets of Class 2018

Transportation secretary Arthur Tugade highlighted love of parents and country and to follow rules and Read More

July 11, 2018

MAAP’s new Workshop Skills Lab

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (pictured second from right) looks over one of the engines at Read More

June 13, 2018

Unions and Owners Make United Call on Seafarer Visas

Seafaring unions and shipowners have made a joint appeal for action to facilitate seafarers’ travel Read More

May 08, 2018

Members, employees begin their Zumba workout

    It’s the fitness class that has quickly grown to a popular group exercise Read More

March 27, 2018

MAAP Celebrates 20th Year

The festivity saw the street dancing competition with four groups of cadets who partake in Read More

March 27, 2018

ENT/Ophthalmology Dep’t: A strategy to cope with increasing patients

In the newly opened South Wing building, it has a dedicated operating theater that speeds Read More

December 08, 2017

Radiology Department: At pace with innovations in medical imaging technology

The Radiology Department of AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital offers an array of diagnostic imaging procedures using Read More

December 08, 2017

New Fitness Equipment Installed at Sailor’s Home

The aptness gears provide one of the easiest and most powerful tools for improving heart Read More

October 17, 2017

Announcement: Amosup Sailor’s Home Cebu scales down operation for Renovation

The Seamen’s Hospital Cebu announced a limited operation of the Sailor’s Home facilities inside their Read More

October 05, 2017

AMOSUP Cebu marks 20th year

  AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Cebu celebrated its 20th anniversary, honouring the people who have set Read More

October 05, 2017

Rehabilitation Medicine Department: Bringing you back into motion

This section of the AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital provides short and long term rehab medicine services Read More

September 15, 2017


The following information from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) relates to transits through the Gulf Read More

August 25, 2017

ReCAAP urges crews for extra vigilance in Sulu-Celebes Sea

During 15-21 August, two incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported to the ReCAAP Read More

July 11, 2017

Seamen’s Hospital Family Doctors Carry Out ‘Operation Tuli’ at Seamen’s Village

  Doctors from the Department of Family and Community Medicine carried out their “Operation Tuli” Read More

July 11, 2017

Department of Family and Community Medicine: Gatekeeper of Union’s Healthcare System

  The department also renders service projects geared towards health and wellness programme for AMOSUP Read More

July 11, 2017

Cruise Seminar Draws More Participants

This year’s workshop generated one of the largest in attendance of seafarers from different cruise Read More

July 11, 2017

MAAP Turns Over Senior Cadets To Their Respective Ships

A total of 150 midshipmen who obtained their bachelor’s degrees in Marine Transportation and Marine Read More

June 05, 2017

Gender Equality Testing for Transport Survey

Gender inequality, discrimination and violence in workplaces negatively affect all workers, men and women, and Read More

June 05, 2017

Day of the Seafarer – June 25, 2017

Day of the Seafarer (25 June 2017) Activities Planned AMOSUP Sailor’s Home, Cabildo cor. Sta. Read More

June 05, 2017

Withdrawal Reminder Notice of Singapore’s SOS Seafarers’ Provident Fund (SPF)

ATTENTION: To Filipino Seafarers Who Boarded SOS (Singapore) CBA Covered Vessel Withdrawal Reminder Notice of Read More

April 06, 2017

First network of HIV positive seafarers launched

The first network of HIV-positive seafarers has been launched in the Philippines, with technical and Read More

March 23, 2017

MAAP graduates second batch of Class 2016

The finishers join the more than 3,000 alumni of the AMOSUP-managed academy More than 180 Read More

March 22, 2017

MAAP receives full IAMU membership

MAAP president Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (ret) and Prof Angelica Baylon receive Read More

March 22, 2017

SH Pediatrics Dep’t: Delivering medical care services for seafarers’ children

  Department chair Dr Jesusa Godoy looks at how its hospitalists and consultants extend their Read More

January 15, 2017

Rontale tallies days arrest in Panama

AMOSUP, ITF and Nautilus exerted efforts for the dismissal of the Filipino Bosun’s case to Read More

January 10, 2017

Seamen’s Hospital Pathology: A Modern, Well-Equipped Department

The department showcases the hospital’s sincerity and determination in the treatment of illnesses and delivery Read More

January 10, 2017

Union’s Slop Chest expands

AMOSUP’s grocery section now serves a monthly average of 1,090 availing members for their shopping Read More

January 10, 2017

MAAP goes farther away with e-learning launch  

The project is the first of its kind developed in the field of maritime higher Read More

October 11, 2016

Happier Holidays

An early Christmas offer from our long time partner ABENSON VENTURES, INC. Bundle of promos Read More

September 20, 2016

AMOSUP launches its Tele Health project

Through the system crew’s medical conditions on board can be managed better and minimise their Read More

September 20, 2016

Department of Surgery: Delivering services for more complex procedures

Dr David Geollegue Jr, Surgery Department chairman at AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital Dr David Geollegue Jr, Read More

September 19, 2016

Western Marketing Account Reactivation

Good news to all AMOSUP Members and Allottees! In response to your inquiries, starting this Read More

August 30, 2016

Seamen’s Hospital Ob-Gyn Department: In the frontline for women health care

The department also conducts regular lectures on pre-natal, breastfeeding, family planning, and disease prevention such Read More

August 30, 2016

MAAP to Provide Crew to Red Cross Vessel

The 195-ft Susitna is a catamaran ferry that can load up to 129 passengers, 20 vehicles Read More

August 26, 2016

AMOSUP Sports Complex Cebu

In the middle of 2011, Dr. Conrado F. Oca had a vision to foster the Read More

August 26, 2016

Iloilo Activity Centre: Hub for members recreations in the region

The Centre is a one-stop facility where seafarers can look forward to a host of Read More

July 27, 2016

Provident Fund: Expedient processing of members claims

The Fund’s Regina Lansang says AMOSUP makes sure that members’ requirements are efficiently served to Read More

July 27, 2016

Slop Chest: Progression of union members’ shopping privilege

From a variety store-type of operation, availing of goods at AMOSUP’s mini mart transforms into Read More

July 27, 2016

Union’s main accommodation services resume operation

Newly renovated Sailor’s Home now provides spacious facilities for about 300 seafarers AMOSUP’s main accommodation Read More

July 27, 2016

Rehab Medicine: Mission to provide quality healthcare to union members

  This department in the AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital handles common conditions such as low back Read More

July 27, 2016

Danish owners to fund education of select 50 Filipino MAAP cadets

The academy expects to exert its best efforts to educate and train the students to Read More

May 16, 2016

Community Learning: Revisiting Aspire. Achieve. Ascend.

The Seamen’s Village, a subdivision nestled in the progressive city of Dasmarinas, Cavite, comprises about Read More

March 01, 2016

Seamen’s Hospital – Davao Reinforces Medical Staff

In line with its aim of providing better healthcare to AMOSUP members in the Davao Read More

January 07, 2016

Health survey carried out for female seafarers

Majority of the participants or 67% agree that health challenges are work related AMOSUP has Read More

January 07, 2016

Thousands enjoy night of rock to commemorate Union’s 55th year

AMOSUP members and their families nearly filled the 15,000-seat MOA Arena to celebrate the momentous Read More

October 27, 2015

AMOSUP celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Geared up to honour the unsung heroes of shipping, the Union marks the occasion with Read More

October 07, 2015

Happy Fifty Five

Amosup celebrating its 55th year anniversary. LET’S ALL HAVE FUN!!! FREE: *Tickets (with food stubs) Read More

September 03, 2015

Maritime academies to conduct HIV training

The inclusion of the module is a groundbreaking development in cadet training as part of Read More

May 02, 2015

Davao Activity Centre Launched

AMOSUP and the All Japan Seamen’s Union inaugurated their own Davao Activity Centre last 27 Read More

February 11, 2015

Home Seas Home

You’re invited to HOME SEASE HOME, Life in the Sea Lanes, a photo exhibit by Read More

January 24, 2015

Seamen’s Hospital Manila begins further expansion

The groundbreaking ceremony in November gives a glimpse of the soon-to-rise South Wing building with Read More

January 24, 2015

PCDC houses state seafarers assessment, certification facility

MARINA’s examination and licensing system at the Union’s place intends to accelerate and streamline the Read More

May 05, 2014

Seamen’s Hospital Gets Further Upgrades

A surgeon’s ‘mechanical assistant’, imaging machines, obstetrics aid are some of the new medical equipment Read More

May 02, 2014

Union Clinches Norwegian Collective Accord

Parties okay 3% wage increase for officers and ratings AMOSUP and the Norwegian shipowners and Read More

March 02, 2014

AMOSUP Seamen’s Village Opens its Cultural Centre

A cultural or events centre at AMOSUP Seamen’s Village in Dasmariñas City has opened for Read More

February 20, 2014

Yolanda Medical and Relief Operation Mission Report


August 20, 2013

AMOSUP Welcomes Maritime Labour Convention

The Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) today welcomed the coming Read More

January 30, 2013

Blessing and Inauguration of AMOSUP’ Sailor’s Home Annex

On 17 January 2013, AMOSUP-PTGWO-ITF, a labor organization of 85,000 seafarer-members, inaugurated the Sailor’s Home Read More

January 30, 2013

Manila International Seafarers’ Center Soft Opening

The Manila International Seafarers’ Center (MISC) – a new Center for Seafarers in the heart Read More

January 21, 2013

AMOSUP Pangkabuhayan Program Awardees

Here are the final list of awardees of the AMOSUP Pangkabuhayan Program. Congratulations to all Read More

June 25, 2012

Overseas Absentee Voting Pre-Deployment Registration Center

The COMELEC in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Joint maritime group and Read More

June 01, 2012

Day of the Seafarer 2012

25 June of each year is the “Day of the Seafarer”, recognizing the invaluable contribution Read More

April 25, 2012

MAAP continues its pursuit of excellence with the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies

In response to the growing need of its principals for senior officers to fill high Read More

February 05, 2012

New Sailor’s Home Rises in Intramuros

In line with its mission of serving its growing membership better, AMOSUP officially launched the Read More

January 11, 2012

Union Caps 50Th Year With Launch Of Commemorative Book

AMOSUP culminated its 50th year milestone with the launching of the book “AMOSUP, Looking Back, Read More

November 15, 2011

1st Batch AMOSUP Pangkabuhayan Program Awardees

The verified recipients for the last draw held on Friday, 11/11/11, are the following registered Read More

November 15, 2011

AMOSUP-PTGWO-ITF celebrates its 51st Foundation Day

On Friday, 11/11/11, AMOSUP-PTGWO-ITF celebrated its 51st Foundation Day with a Holy Mass and a Read More

October 12, 2011

Entrance Examination for Class 2016 Starts at MAAP

Last Saturday, August 6, 2011 (0630 – 1400H) MAAP hosted the first scheduled examination for Class Read More

October 12, 2011

Dynamic Positioning Induction Course

DP (Dynamic Positioning) Induction Course was conducted by Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) last 23 Read More

October 12, 2011

Distance Education for Seafarers Project

May 12-13, 2011. MAAP headed “Workshop on the Formulation/Development of Policies Standards and Guidelines for Read More

September 15, 2011


The International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare (ICSW) recently participated in the first ever International Seafarers Read More

June 13, 2011

Seafarers face escalating violence at the hands of pirates says new report

Seafarers are being subjected to increasing levels of violence at sea including physical and psychological Read More

June 01, 2011

ITF honors AMOSUP founder Oca

MANILA, Philippines - The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has accorded an honor of international Read More

May 23, 2011

AJSU and AMOSUP inaugurates Mariners’ Home Annex

MANILA, Philippines — The All Japan Seamen’s Union (AJSU) & The Associated Marine Officers and Read More

May 13, 2011

Seamen’s Hospital – Manila Bolsters Service Staff With New Specialists

Five doctors recently joined the roster of Seamen’s Hospital Manila, further reinforcing its present staff. Read More

May 13, 2011

Seamen’s Hospital – Cebu Adds New Consultant, Promotes Resident

Seamen’s Hospital –  Cebu beefs up its medical staff with the addition of Wardell N. Mayol Read More

May 13, 2011

Shipping bodies raise alarm as pirates take ransom yet keep hostages

The International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Indian National Shipowners’ Association, NUSI, MUI, IMEC, InterManager, Intertanko Read More

May 13, 2011

Holding of seafarers in Indian Ocean condemned

The worldwide shipping industry as well as the ITF and unions have roundly condemned the Read More

April 25, 2011


Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the accrediting body for ISO Certification of the upcoming Physical and Read More

April 25, 2011

Comprehensive Array of Equipment Provide MAAP and ASTC Students World-Class Learning

Dedicated to its mission of providing the Filipino seafarer truly world-class education, the Maritime Academy Read More

April 25, 2011

ESWL Non-Invasive Procedure For Kidney Stones Benefits Scores Of Members

Since 2003, Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) offered at Seamen’s Hospital – Manila has made a Read More

March 08, 2011

AMOSUP Hosts Three (3) ITF Meetings

From March 1 through March 4, 2011, the union welcomed and hosted over 65international delegates Read More

March 04, 2011

AMOSUP Statement on Somali Piracy

AMOSUP believes that the time is ripe for the whole global maritime industry, especially governments, Read More

March 02, 2011

2nd Gig Book Storywriting Contest

Following the successful printing and acclaim for the Gig Seafarer Children’s Stories, the Gig and Read More

February 17, 2011

ITF Press Release on Piracy

Joint press release from the Round Table of international shipping associations and the ITF: Shipping Read More

February 15, 2011

Kap’s Legacy of Healthcare

FMDP and Seamen’s Hospital: Healthcare as one of Kap’s Enduring Legacies.     Exposed to Read More

January 18, 2011

Captain’s Court Groundbreaking

        From Seamen’s Village to Captain’s Court, Cap’s legacy of community development Read More

January 10, 2011

PRC-WES Licensure Examinations at PCDC

The PRC-WES facility at AMOSUP PCDC Intramuros, Manila had a total of 255 examinees for Read More

December 20, 2010

The Passing of the Torch

Dr. Conrado Oca is the new AMOSUP President. With the demise of our Union founder Read More

November 22, 2010

AMOSUP Kabuhayan Program

Dreaming of starting your own business? AMOSUP’s Pangkabuhayan Program can get you started It has Read More

November 15, 2010

NIS And Model CBAs Renewed

Union officials led by Dr. Conrado F. Oca, together with the Norwegian Maritime Unions (NMU) Read More

November 15, 2010

AMOSUP Marks 50th Year Milestone with Big Celebration

As a way of honoring and thanking its 50,000-strong membership, the Union mounted an event Read More

October 25, 2010

Dutch CBAs Renewed

AMOSUP concluded last 20 October 2010 negotiations with the Dutch Shipowners’ Association (a three-member organization Read More

September 13, 2010

The Groundbreaking of the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies

The ground breaking of the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies was held last September 9, Read More

July 02, 2010


The graduation ceremony of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), was held Read More

July 02, 2010


The convocation ceremony was held last 07 June 2010 to announce the formal opening of Read More

May 28, 2010

ITF Holds APRC & APSRC Meetings in the Philippines

The International Transport Workers Federation recently held in Manila the Asia/Pacific Seafarers’ Regional Committee (APSRC) Read More

April 23, 2010


The Fifth South East Asia Regional Seafarers’ Welfare Committee Meeting of the London-based International Committee Read More

February 05, 2010

Greek seafarers 2

Organising in the US aviation and rail sectors is set to become easier thanks to Read More

January 18, 2010

MAAP-KIMFT Cooperation

Admiral Eduardo Ma R Santos, President of Maritime Academy presents a memento to Mr Chan-Jo Read More

January 18, 2010

MAAP produces 2nd Cook’s Course Grads

The First Chemical and Product Tanker Simulator Practical Simulator Training Course was held at the Read More

January 12, 2010

Greek seafarers win wage deal

  Organising in the US aviation and rail sectors is set to become easier thanks Read More

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