Hindi pa rin Tayo Natuto

        Lalong lumalala ang kalagayan ng edukasyon sa kursong pagbabarko dito sa ating bansa magmula nang hinawakan ng CHED, dalawang dekada ang nakararaan. Lantaran ang pagdami ng mga maritime schools na walang accreditation. Ang nakapagtataka, patuloy ang pagdami ng estudyante sa mga eskwelahang walang accreditation. Hindi naman dadami ang mga estudyante kung […]

Posted by: on Apr 18, 2017 read more

Skeletons in the maritime education’s closet

                        The EMSA assessors have arrived. They landed in the country last March 13 and stayed for ten days. All during this time, I’ve been crossing my fingers that the auditors would stick to their itinerary and refrain from any surprise visits to institutions […]

Posted by: on Apr 18, 2017 read more

Fallen from Grace: Pinoy Marino lost the Top Spot

Be fore warned: this is not a story with a happy ending.Since 1987, the Filipino seafarer had been basking in the ubiquitous status of the Philippines as the top supply country for merchant marine officers and ratings all over the world. Known widely as hardworking, adaptable and fluent in English, the Pinoy marino was so […]

Posted by: on Apr 11, 2017 read more

2 Pinoy seamen rescued from Korean freighter off Uruguay

                    Two Filipino sailors were rescued Saturday, April 1, 2017, from a distressed South Korean freighter, carrying 24 crew, that had apparently sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, the Uruguayan navy reported. Four merchant ships in the area recovered three rafts, and rescued the two Filipino crew […]

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday rescued the remaining Filipino hostage who was abducted by armed men off Sibago Island last week. Basilan Governor Jim Salimman said Laurencio Tiro was rescued on Monday evening by the Special Forces Battalion in Basakan, a coastal village in Mohammad Ajul town. He said some local […]

Posted by: on Mar 30, 2017 read more

OWWA releases P50 M subsidy for Marine Deck, Engine officers

                One of the notable contributions that Cacdac has accomplished just months after his appointment in OWWA is the immediate release of P50 Million allocation intended for active member-Filipino seafarers for the updating of Management Level Courses (MLCs) and Officer Level Courses (OLCs) for Marine Deck and Engine […]

Posted by: on Mar 25, 2017 read more

PH warship patrols Benham Rise

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command deploys its naval warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, to Benham Rise after Chinese ships were recently spotted in the area. Watch Video : Click Here Source: ABS-CBN News  

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Alleged Abu Sayyaf abduct 2 cargo ship crew after troops rescue 2

    MANILA – Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said. The vessel was on its way to General Santos City on the southern island of Mindanao from the central Philippines when […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Container ship MSC Daniela caught fire off Sri Lanka

On Tuesday 4th April, at approximately 1030 hrs local time, a fire was reported onboard the MSC Daniela. The vessel was sailing from Singapore enroute to Port Said when the fire broke out toward the bow of the ship. “The Sri Lanka Navy dispatched two Fast Attack Craft (FAC), P 436 and P 412, to […]

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2017 read more

Weird reason missing cargo ship Stellar Daisy may have sunk

THE giant freighter that mysteriously vanished in the South Atlantic may have capsized without warning because of a physical change in its cargo. The 266,000 tonne South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy disappeared off the coast of Uruguay en route from Brazil to China, hours after issuing a distress signal on Friday. The ship was […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

Cash-strapped owners ‘skimp on security’

In 2009, when the Indian Ocean piracy crisis came to a head, a typical security teamconsisted of four experienced ex-soldiers. Not any more, warns a top security expert THE extremely poor shipping markets of the past few years have led to a ‘race to the bottom when it comes to providing armed security guards for […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

Blue Water Shipping Completes Heavy Lift Transport From China To Singapore

“Everything went as planned due to the outstanding teamwork between us, our client and our partners. The challenge with such operation in the Yangtze river is that the daily loading window is very narrow. During the winter period, there is only approx. 90 minutes of slack tide (less current), before the current increases and it […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

  Almost three years ago, the ferry Sewol sank in rough seas off South Korea. More than 300 people perished, mostly high school students on a field trip. Now, South Korea’s government is trying to raise what’s left of the 6,800-ton ship. As NPR’s Elise Hu reports from Seoul, nine of the people who were […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Goa Shipyard To Partner With Russian Shipbuilders For High-End Weapon Ship

A high level delegation from Russian defence sector comprising of representative from JSE RoE, JSC CTSS, JSC AVRORA, JSC United ship building, JSC Yantar Shipyard and JSC northern PDB visits Goa Shipyard Ltd. on 03rd March 2017. The visit assumes significance in view of GSL’s ongoing efforts to market its state-of -the art Vessels. During […]

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2017 read more

Chennai Port Trust Signs MoU For Handling EXIM Cargo

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Chennai Port Trust and the Government of Puducherry in New Delhi today for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland. The MoU envisages that Chennai Port Trust will assist Puducherry Port in handling its export cargo. The cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland will be transported through […]

Posted by: on Mar 16, 2017 read more

ICTSI, PSA inaugurate joint venture terminal in Colombia

ICTSI, PSA inaugurate joint venture terminal in Colombia International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce,a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia with President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos leading the inaugural rites. The first phase of the US$550-million world-class multi-user container […]

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 122 – THE GREEK CONNECTION

Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 1 – 20) Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 21 – 40) Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 41 – 64)  

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Tinig ng Marino NOV – DEC 2016

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Tinig ng marino 119 – Global Shipping Overrun by ‘Zombie’ Vessels

Tinig ng Marino july – august 2016

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Tinig ng marino 118 – THE MARINA COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY 2017

Tinig ng Marino May – June 2016

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Tinig ng marino 117 – Stakeholders to Mejia: Why not an IMO Model Course? No More Needless Complications and Misplaced Innovations in Maritime Education

Tinig ng Marino March – April 2016

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