Filipino seeks Jamaica’s support for top maritime job

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Administrator and Director General of the Maritime Industry of the Phillippines Dr Maximo Q Mejia Jr, has been drumming up support from Jamaica and other countries, as he goes after the post of Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Dr Mejia held meetings in Jamaica last week with government officials. He has been […]

Posted by: on Jun 24, 2015 read more

International Seafarers Day 2015 kicks off

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More than heroes. All around the world, International Seafarers Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the significance of every seafarer in our industry – our modern heroes. And for us Filipinos, our seafarers are not just modern heroes who keep on making the economy grows but they also served as representatives of our country in […]

Posted by: on Jun 22, 2015 read more

New P3-B port rising in Bataan

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MANILA, Philippines – The tandem of Filipino-owned Seasia Logistic Philippines Inc. and London-based Nectar Group Ltd. expects to complete the first phase of a P3-billion development port project in Bataan. Seasia president Rafael Cosme said in an interview with The STAR that phase 1 of the port development project of Seasia Nectar Port Services Inc. […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2015 read more

Coast Guard: Vietnam-flagged cargo vessel damages coral reef in Albay

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Some 2,000 square meters of coral reef in waters off the Legazpi City in Albay were damaged after a Vietnam-flagged cargo vessel ran aground in the area last Monday, the Philippine Coast Guard said Wednesday. The Coast Guard said the MV Ocean 03, weighing 4,532 gross tons and manned by 21 Vietnamese crew, ran aground […]

Posted by: on Jun 18, 2015 read more

Outrage over compulsory pregnancy tests for women seafarers

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A week before she was about to leave the country for her first job on a cruise liner, Mary Valdez (not her real name) received a text message from her crewing agency. She was instructed to return to the clinic where she had completed her medical examination three weeks earlier in order to have another […]

Posted by: on Jun 17, 2015 read more

UFS marks Independence Day with protest against China’s sea reclamation

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“One of the missions of United Filipino Seafarers is not only to be the vanguard of every Filipino mariner, but also to protect our country’s marine life.” – UFS President Engr. Nelson P. Ramirez. United Filipino Seafarers marked the 117th Philippine Independence Day with a massive protest to uphold Philippine territorial integrity regarding China’s reclamation […]

Posted by: on Jun 15, 2015 read more

Filipino seafarer falls ill on ‘death ship’ in Australia

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Adding to an unresolved shipboard mystery, a Filipino seafarer was helicoptered off the “death ship” Sage Sagittarius coal carrier June 8 suffering severe abdominal pains. The ship has been the focus of an inquest in Sydney, Australia in recent weeks over the mysterious deaths of three seafarers, two of them Filipinos, in a six-week period […]

Posted by: on Jun 11, 2015 read more

Accident claimed seaman Samuel Leopoldo’s life off Fremantle, coroner finds

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An accident claimed the life of a Filipino seaman on a container ship off Fremantle, a West Australian coroner has found. In November 2011, Samuel Leopoldo, 27, was working over the side of the ship MSC Siena to prepare it for entry into the port, when he was pushed off a ladder by a wave […]

Posted by: on Jun 10, 2015 read more

Orkim Harmony: MMEA Says Shipowner Waited Too Long Before Alerting Authorities to Tanker’s Disappearance

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Deputy director-general Vice-Admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar says Orkim only notified authorities 10 hours after they lost contact with Orkim Harmony. Vice Admiral Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar, deputy director general of the operations unit of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), has criticised the owner of missing tanker MT Okrim Harmony for waiting too long before contacting authorities after […]

Posted by: on Jun 20, 2015 read more

Final death toll from sunken China cruise ship 442: Xinhua

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BEIJING: The death toll from a cruise ship which sank on China’s Yangtze river was confirmed as 442 on Saturday (Jun 13), state media reported, as the final bodies were found from China’s worst shipping disaster. Only 12 people survived when the “Eastern Star” cruise ship capsized during a storm on June 1, Tang Guanjun, […]

Posted by: on Jun 17, 2015 read more

Indonesian sailors victims of trafficking

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Thousands of Indonesians working on foreign vessels are suspected to be victims of human trafficking and slavery, an official says. The Foreign Ministry’s director for the protection of Indonesian nationals and entities abroad, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, said that there were at least 12,000 Indonesian crew members on Taiwanese ships prone to being exploited. “There is […]

Posted by: on Jun 15, 2015 read more

Safe Mooring operation is a kind of big deal

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The safety of the ship is not only important during the voyage itself, but it is always starts before the ship leaves the port. And most importantly, the safety of each seafarer when doing their operation onboard is also one factor to watch for. Mooring operation is one of the utmost important when it comes […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 2015 read more

China cruise ship death toll exceeds 400, victims mourned

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Chinese officials, rescuers and family members gathered in mourning on Sunday for those lost on a cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River, as the death toll from the disaster reached 431, with 11 still missing. Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, have been found after the ship carrying […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 2015 read more

No signs of life as rescuers cut into hull of capsized Chinese cruise ship

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Jianli County, China (CNN) With hopes fading of finding survivors, Chinese rescuers are cutting holes in the hull of the capsized cruise ship in the Yangtze River. So far, they haven’t found any signs of life. More than 370 people remain missing more than two and half days after the ship, the Eastern Star, overturned […]

Posted by: on Jun 05, 2015 read more

Environmentalists: IMO must establish GHG Emissions Cap by 2016

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A number of environmental non-governmental organizations have expressed their concern over the failure of the international community to control greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, saying that the International Maritime Organisation must set out global emissions reduction target by 2016. In a letter sent to the EU Climate Ministers, twelve environmentalist groups led by Clean Shipping Coalition, claim that IMO missed a […]

Posted by: on Jun 04, 2015 read more

German company fined for ship’s oily discharge in Alaska

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A German shipping company on probation for dumping oily water off California in 2013 was sentenced Wednesday to pay $750,000 for a repeat offense in Alaska. A ship owned by Herm. Dauelsberg GmbH & Co. KG discharged an estimated 1,780 gallons of oily water in U.S. waters on a trip from China to Dutch Harbor […]

Posted by: on Jun 04, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 112 – Maritime Industry In Crisis

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Posted by: on Jun 05, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

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Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 110 – TNM Super 12 Aces

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Posted by: on Feb 09, 2015 read more