MARINA’S MARITIME SAFETY CAMPAIGN IS ON…….

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Owners of local shipping vessels are in some sort of a panic after the industry’s regulator—the Maritime Industry Authority or Marina—announced a new policy of conducting inspections on domestic ships. Marina’s stated goal, of course, is “to determine compliance with rules and regulations, and to ensure the safety of passengers, crew members, and cargo onboard.” […]

Posted by: on Sep 25, 2016 read more

Tanker collides with navy ship in Zamboanga

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Zamboanga City – A tanker with Liberian, M/T Tasco, collided with the support vessel of the Philippine Navy, Monday night, while anchored near the Naval Station Romulo Espaldon in this city. Naval Forces Western Mindanao Rear Admiral Jorge Amba identified the Navy ship as BRP Tarlac (LD 601). Amba said the incident happened at around […]

Posted by: on Sep 22, 2016 read more

SBITC services largest ship to call at the Port of Subic

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Subic Bay International Terminal Corp.  (SBITC) recently serviced the largest container vessel to call at the New Container Terminals 1 & 2 at the Port of Subic, the APL Tourmaline. The Singaporean vessel is part of American President Line’s (APL) Manila Express Service (MNX), which features weekly direct calls to Subic Bay and Manila’s North […]

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2016 read more

Gov’t urged to regulate int’l shipping firms’ subcharges

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Ships of international shipping firms unload cargo at the Cebu International Port in this February 2016 photo (CDN FILE PHOTO). Three business groups in Cebu are calling for the regulation of container imbalance and port congestion subcharges imposed by international shipping lines that use the Cebu International Port as port of discharge. In a joint […]

Posted by: on Sep 20, 2016 read more

Philippines, China seek code of conduct on maritime dispute

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This combination of Sept. 3, 2016 photos provided by the Philippine Government shows what it says are surveillance pictures of Chinese coast guard ships and barges at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China has built seven such islands in the disputed, resource-rich sea, alarming neighbors and rival claimants, including the Philippines. Philippine […]

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2016 read more

Navy catches Vietnamese poachers in Ilocos waters

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DAGUPAN CITY – The Philippine Navy on Wednesday night caught three Vietnamese fishing vessels poaching in Philippine territorial waters off Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Friday. The foreign vessels (bearing the markings BD 95386 TS, BD 07467 TS, and BD 92206 TS) and their crew were […]

Posted by: on Sep 14, 2016 read more

3 Vietnamese fishing vessels caught poaching in West Philippine Sea

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Sept. 10 –The Philippine Navy (PN) on Friday apprehended three Vietnamese fishing vessels carrying 17 crew members while conducting illegal poaching within the West Philippine Sea located 21 nautical miles southwest off Dile Point in Sta Catalina, Ilocos Sur. This happened when the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of […]

Posted by: on Sep 13, 2016 read more

No disruption for Hanjin-Subic workers

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Workers of Subic shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) have been assured that their company is not affected by the problem besetting Hanjin Shipping Corporation. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia issued this statement following inquiries from workers at HHIC-Phil’s Redondo Peninsula shipyard in Subic Freeport after Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., reputedly […]

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2016 read more

Cement carrier Divine Success Catches Fire at Tanjung Priok Seaport, North Jakarta

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A cement carrier  caught fire at around 18:10 pm local time at the Port of Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta on Friday, September 16, 2016. According to reports, the fire started during the cargo unloading from the ship’s engine room. The cargo ship suffered a blackout. Three tugs and five city fire engines were dispatched to […]

Posted by: on Sep 22, 2016 read more

Chemical tanker Orakai in trouble off the coast of Cartagena

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A British-registered chemical tanker ship carrying 4,732 tons of ethanol was towed into the port of Cartagena on Wednesday morning after suffering engine problems while on her way to Fos Sur Mer in the south of France. Chemical tanker Orakai under tow – Image courtesy: Salvamento Maritimo A request for help was received from the Orakai on Tuesday morning when […]

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2016 read more

Vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor break loose during Typhoon Meranti

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Up to 10 vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor broke loose from their moorings amid high seas caused by Typhoon Merantias it moved off the coast of southern Taiwan Wednesday. One of the vessels, container ship YM Wind, was being built by CSBC Corp. with a capacity of 14,000 20-foot equivalent unit standard containers. It drifted to the […]

Posted by: on Sep 20, 2016 read more

Russian tanker ZAPADNYY runs aground on sand at Silloth Harbour, UK

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Zapadnyy, a Belize-registered tanker, ran aground on a sandbank with its cargo of molasses – a thick, dark, heavy syrup which is a by-product of sugar refining. The grounded cargo ship Zapadnyy is 78m (255ft) long and was built in 1988 Image courtesy: RNLI SILLOTH Silloth lifeboat operations manager Eddie Studholme said the tanker got into […]

Posted by: on Sep 16, 2016 read more

One dead and two in critical condition after lifeboat detaches from world’s biggest cruise liner in Marseille

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The world’s largest passenger ship, MS Harmony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean One person has been killed and two others critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille. According to La Provence, a local newspaper, […]

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2016 read more

Three Hanjin Shipping Charter Vessels Are Sold

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A fire sale of troubled Hanjin Shipping Co.’s fleet has begun with the sale of three of the bulk carriers that it has been chartering, giving the clearest sign yet since Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection last month that the South Korean government has no plans to bail out the shipping company. Brokers said Japanese […]

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2016 read more

Disabled EEMS STAR escorted to safe anchorage

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General cargo ship EEMS STAR left Scalloway, Shetland Sunday morning (Sept11) bound for Blyth, UK. Soon after leaving the port, some 8 miles southwest of Scalloway, the vessel suffered engine problems. General cargo ship EEMS STAR- Image courtesy: miranda reiffers te loo While the crew of six was trying to fix the problem, a rescue boat Aith […]

Posted by: on Sep 14, 2016 read more

Drastic decline in piracy, sea robberies in Malaysian waters

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Piracy and sea robbery cases in Malaysian waters saw a drastic decline, compared to the previous year.Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director-general Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said that from January to August this year, only one case was reported, compared to eight cases in the corresponding period last year. “This year’s case […]

Posted by: on Sep 13, 2016 read more

Tinig ng Marino 116 – Zero Hour for EMSA Audit Approaches: Will it be a Champagne or Humble Pie for MARINA?

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Posted by: on Jan 31, 2016 read more

Tinig ng Marino 115 – Oaths, Dirty Tricks, and Marina: A lesson in manipulation?

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Posted by: on Jan 04, 2016 read more

Tinig ng Marino 114 – BZ Alpha Navigation

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Tinig ng Marino 113 – Sunken Ships and Sinking Dreams

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Tinig ng Marino 112 – Maritime Industry In Crisis

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Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

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Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more