Sea labor market war: Filipino crews under attack?

Monitoring and tracking each and every case of ships’ “quarantine” detentions after positive testing has long become meaningless. Just for one reason only – the whole scheme is a fraud. This so-called “test” wasn’t invented for mass testing of population in case of pandemic, it was a test to carry out laboratory research, and if strictly applied, it will literally, come positive for the majority of mankind. As such, it became a perfect instrument for all thinkable and unthinkable hoax schemes. The results of the tests may be positive or negative, depending on wish of those who gave an order to carry them out. They need “new pandemic wave”? They get positive results. They need “flattening the curve”? Results obediently become negative.
Keeping that in mind, one can’t but wonder, what’s up with Filipino crews, why State after State (mostly in South East Asia and Australasia) “express concern”, as more and more mainly Filipino crews are testing positive, right after they’ve been changed in Manila? Most loud concerns were voiced by China and Australia. Well, speaking about Australia, the spree of detentions can’t be explained by any rational thinking or analyze, it’s a sheer insanity. NZ though lagging behind, recently demonstrated its’ resolve not to be the last horse in the race.
My best guess is, it’s a sea labor market war, launched and orchestrated by China, with the goals of pushing out of market China’s biggest rival, Philippines, and replacing Filipino seamen with its’ own. It’s not the question of market share only, it’s a political question, too. China is one of the main driving forces, main engines of UN/WEF New World Order agenda, and total control over all and everything is one of the main pillars of the agenda. Controlling sea labor means controlling shipping industry. ILO/ITF will have to shrink to some niches here and there, or disappear, China can’t care less, providing trade unionists won’t start doing something foolish, in an attempt to keep status quo, or increase their influence.
It’s no secret to anyone keeping in touch with reality, that some or majority of Australian and NZ politicians, are influenced by, or directly commanded by, China. Hence an outburst of “positive tests” among Filipino crews, I believe.
I’d think twice or thrice before replacing my customary crews with Chinese ones, be I shipowner or manning agency. It’s not the question of Chinese seamen professional skills, it’s the question of safety and security. It’s the question of their loyalty priorities, and their ultimate commander in subordination line. Is it Master/shipowner, or is it “party” command, which may be issued to Chinese crews when such need arises (restricted, say, regionally, or sectorally, or based on other parameters) or to all their crews globally, on Day M, whatever this Day may be?



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.