Former AFP chief Guerrero now new MARINA administrator

The President has ordered Guerrero to report for work at the MARINA next week, saying its top post has been long been vacant. “I had to extend your services because of what was ongoing war in Mindanao, specifically ‘yung Marawi. Kaya ‘yung MARINA, ‘yung director, ang silya doon multo na ang nakaupo [So in the […]

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2018 read more

Lucrative entrepreneurship program awaits retiring seafarers, wives

As they say, nothing is constant but to innovate and change. That’s why seafarers and their families now must contemplate and urged to ponder what business they have to consider in investing and securing the future of their families. This is also one of the reasons why some manning agencies in the country includes financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more

Singapore’s Maritime industry all set for bigger goals

      The new road map to ready Singapore’s maritime industry for the future comes with ambitious goals. The Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched last Friday, aims to grow the industry’s value-add by $4.5 billion and create more than 5,000 good jobs by 2025. It lays out specific initiatives for Singapore to […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more

EXPEDITING THE PROCESS FOR REPATRIATION REQUESTS OF FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS

A few years ago a friend asked my assistance for the repatriation of the remains of her sister, an overseas migrant worker who died in the Middle East. Despite my willingness to provide the requested assistance, my ways are limited as I was confronted with complexities involved in the repatriation of an Overseas Filipino Worker […]

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2018 read more

Ambulance-chasing’ killing maritime industry

By Carlo Castro Undoubtedly, the Philippines is the most important source of seafarers in the global shipping industry. Thirty-two percent of nearly 2 million seafarers around the world are Filipinos, cementing the fact that the labor supply the country provides is competent and trustworthy. Filipino seafarers also greatly contribute to the country’s economic growth, with […]

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2018 read more

Pass Magna Carta for Seafarers Now!

  There is a $4.8-billion reason why the Filipino seafarers deserve a permanent place in history. The quoted amount is the remittances brought in by seafarers at least every year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). But more than the money, it’s about time that the thousands of Filipino seafarers toiling in foreign […]

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2018 read more

‘Autonomous ships’ have no place in Tanker sector

In the age of technological developments in autonomy, and other major trends in the maritime industry, autonomous or ‘unmanned’ ships being pushed by some shipbuilding companies have no place for the tanker sector, according to an officer of Ardmore Shipping, a company engaged in the ownership and operation of product and chemical tankers in worldwide […]

Posted by: on Mar 13, 2018 read more

Maersk still claims top spot as world’s largest container shipping line

Danish business conglomerate Maersk still holds the reputation as the world’s leader in container shipping after the carrier has improved its lead over MSC when its capacity was swollen by a 26.8 percent to 4.15m teu, according to the research conducted by researcher in Liner Shipping, the Alphaliner. Aside from the Danish carrier’s acquisition of […]

Posted by: on Mar 13, 2018 read more

Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China’s coast

BEIJING (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker’s 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said. JANUARY 7, 2018 / 1:33 PM / 2 […]

Posted by: on Jan 09, 2018 read more

The world’s largest-ever vessel is all set to go in 2018

Displacing as much water as five aircraft carriers is just one eye-popping statistic that attempts to explain the sheer size of the world’s largest vessel. Construction on Shell RDSA-GB’s huge floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) structure began in 2012 and was finished in July by Samsung’s Heavy Industries in South Korea, before being towed to Australia. […]

Posted by: on Dec 26, 2017 read more

International Rescue Effort Saves Two Sailors

    An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2017 read more

Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Ship

“We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” This was revealed in a new report into the abuse of seafarers on board the Panamanian-flagged vessel Ocean Pride […]

Posted by: on Jul 06, 2017 read more

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Exits Court Receivership

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court decided on Monday to early finalize the receivership process of South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. According to the latest decision from the bankruptcy court, STX has made considerable progress in its economic recovery as it has adhered to the debt payment schedule proposed under its rescue plan. What is more, the shipyard has […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2017 read more

iContainers Warns Ocean Freight Industry ‘Ill-Prepared’ For Cyber Attacks

Online freight forwarding company iContainers has warned that the ocean freight and freight forwarding industries are ‘ill-prepared’ for cyber attacks. In the wake of last week’s ransomware virus attack on Maersk, iContainers reported being left temporarily limited in terms of taking bookings and managing operations related to merchandise on the Danish shipping giant’s vessels. Two […]

Posted by: on Jul 04, 2017 read more

Cruise workers lay bare life at sea – revealing how captains like to SPY on passengers having sex (and there’s even a special word for onboard hook-ups)

According to cruise staff, employees also regularly have sex with guests and many ships have a morgue on board because they have so many deaths IT turns out what happens at sea doesn’t always stay at sea, as cruise ship workers have been spilling the beans on what it’s really like to work on the […]

Posted by: on Jul 03, 2017 read more

Qatar Crisis Hits Stalemate

  The economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar earlier this month could protract indefinitely, BBC News reports citing a UAE government spokesman, according to whom Qatar seems to be unwilling to comply with a list of demands set by a number of Arab countries. Namely, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain […]

Posted by: on Jun 29, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 126- MARINA Making Strides

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more

Tinig ng Marino 125- UFS Triumphs: Board Test Questions Published

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more