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HFSP joined NSA/NTC-sponsored seminar on Anti-Piracy, 19 April 2011, Shangri-la Hotel, Makati

HFSP, represented by Pres/GM Yollie del Pilar, Captains Dennis Desabille, Dante Elpedes, Roberto Lacanlali, and Chief Engineer Alden Ignacio, joined participants from various manning agencies/principals in the Philippines in the seminar that was conducted in cooperation with NATO Shipping Centre, headed by CDR SG Stein Olav Hagalid. Together with his team, significant topics & issues about piracy were discussed and tackled. . There was significant participation from the seafarers during the workshop.Inputs on actual piracy updates, humanitarian implications on the seafarers, overview of the BMP3 and forthcoming BMP4 as well as CITADEL were among the topics presented.Insights were given by the team consisting of LTCDR Janet McDougall (NATO), LTCDR Alison Telfer (NATO), Chris Godier (MARLO), Roy Paul (ITF), and the overwhelming involvement from all the senior sea-going officers and company heads/owner’s representatives, indeed made the whole event a great success.