PH Navy flagship off to SG for joint maritime exercises

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The Philippine Navy flagship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) departed at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to participate in a maritime security and counter-terrorism exercises to be held in Singapore and Brunei. Navy flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Caesar C. Taccad led a send-off ceremony at pier 13 in South Harbor, Manila. Aboard the PF15 are approximately […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2016 read more

US challenges 13 states’ sea claims

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WASHINGTON – US forces last year challenged the excessive maritime claims of 13 countries throughout the world including the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan, the Pentagon said. In a report released on Monday, it said a US Freedom of Navigation (FON) program was implemented actively every year against excessive maritime claims by claimants in […]

Posted by: on Apr 27, 2016 read more

1 DEAD, 5 INJURED IN A GAS EXPLOSION ABOARD

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Product tanker NO.3 HEUNG-A PIONEER suffered gas explosion at around 2200 LT (Kuala Lumpur time) Apr 18, shortly after leaving Penang, Malaysia. Vessel reported 1 Myanmar nationality crew dead, 5 injured, and requested assistance. Explosion is understood to take place in cargo tank, though at first engine room was mentioned. Vessel turned back, and anchored […]

Posted by: on Apr 27, 2016 read more

Marina suspends safety certificate of mv Trans Asia II

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THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has suspended the ship safety certificate (SSC) of mv Trans Asia II of Trans Asia Shipping Lines, which suffered engine trouble while sailing at sea. Marina 7 Legal Officer Jose Cabatingan said that his agency will examine further mv Trans Asia II pursuant to their order dated April 15. Marina […]

Posted by: on Apr 26, 2016 read more

Lola falls victim to ‘tanim-bala’?

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Just when everyone thought the “tanim bala” controversy is over, a 75-year-old woman bound for the United States was barred from leaving yesterday after a bullet was found inside her shoulder bag at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Salvacion Cortabista, a resident of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, failed to board the Korean Airline […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2016 read more

Indonesia calls for joint maritime patrols with PH, Malaysia after Abu Sayyaf kidnappings

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  Indonesia has called for joint maritime patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after a spate of kidnappings in waters near the southern Philippines island of Mindanao by suspected militants. Around 14 Indonesians and four Malaysians have been abducted in recent weeks by groups with suspected links to the […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2016 read more

Armed men seize 4 Malaysians in tugboat near Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Unidentified armed men snatched four Malaysian nationals anew off Tawi-Tawi on Friday evening. The four fresh victims were crew of a tugboat, which was sailing near Sitangkai town, which was boarded by armed men on a speedboat around 6:30 p.m., according to Major Filemon Tan, the spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command. […]

Posted by: on Apr 16, 2016 read more

Philippine Coast Guard Performs Double Rescue

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  Crew members of two distressed vessels safe as CGS Iloilo swiftly renders assistance The Philippine Coast Guard was called upon to provide assistance to two maritime incidents in Iloilo City Saturday, April 9 which resulted to the safe disposition of the vessels and crews. The first incident involved motor boat Golden Light, which encountered […]

Posted by: on Apr 13, 2016 read more

Indonesia Calls for Joint Maritime Patrols to Combat Islamic Militants

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Indonesia on Tuesday proposed launching joint maritime patrols with Malaysia and the Philippines to counter an Islamic extremist group that beheaded a Canadian hostage a day earlier. Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s call for greater cooperation in maritime security follows a surge in piracy and kidnappings of local seafarers and Westerners by Abu Sayyaf. The extremist […]

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2016 read more

US challenges 13 states’ sea claims

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WASHINGTON – US forces last year challenged the excessive maritime claims of 13 countries throughout the world including the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan, the Pentagon said. In a report released on Monday, it said a US Freedom of Navigation (FON) program was implemented actively every year against excessive maritime claims by claimants in […]

Posted by: on Apr 27, 2016 read more

1 DEAD, 5 INJURED IN A GAS EXPLOSION ABOARD

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Product tanker NO.3 HEUNG-A PIONEER suffered gas explosion at around 2200 LT (Kuala Lumpur time) Apr 18, shortly after leaving Penang, Malaysia. Vessel reported 1 Myanmar nationality crew dead, 5 injured, and requested assistance. Explosion is understood to take place in cargo tank, though at first engine room was mentioned. Vessel turned back, and anchored […]

Posted by: on Apr 27, 2016 read more

Fire aboard Tanker Claims One Life

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One crew member is reported missing after a Russia-flagged tanker Palflot-2 caught fire on April 23 in the Caspian Sea, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The relevant authorities dispatched helicopters and rescue vessels to the site of the fire and managed to evacuate ten crew, with the remaining crew member believed […]

Posted by: on Apr 26, 2016 read more

Overweight seafarers: a 21st century problem

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Twenty years ago, I needed a seafarer’s medical and, being in Manila, I dropped in at a new clinic in Intramuros which had just been set up, for the sole purpose of carrying out seafarer’s medical examinations, with the backing of, as I recall, the UK P&I Club. Having been found fit, I had a […]

Posted by: on Apr 23, 2016 read more

Ship Fires: One dead, five injured in Malaysia; Damaged cables cause another in New Zealand

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One Myanmar national died and his four countrymen were injured when fire broke out after an explosion on a Korean-registered ship off the coast of Penang last night. The explosion is said to have been triggered by a gas canister. A Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) spokesman confirmed the New Straits Times that the victim […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2016 read more

Russia, NATO spar over maritime incidents in the Baltic

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One week after Russian attack planes buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic, Russian officials met with NATO envoys in Brussels on Wednesday and accused the U.S. of intimidation by sailing close to its borders and said Moscow would respond with “all necessary measures” to any future incidents. At issue were incidents last week in which Russian SU-24 jets swooped down on the […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2016 read more

Damaged cables sparked ship fire at Lyttelton Port

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Damaged electrical cabling caused a fire on a fishing vessel at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Two people were taken to hospital after the early morning blaze on the west side of wharf seven on Monday. The ship was a factory trawler called the Desert Rose, which was owned by Christchurch company Independent Fisheries. It was built in 1989 and had a […]

Posted by: on Apr 20, 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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Tinig ng Marino 115 – Oaths, Dirty Tricks, and Marina: A lesson in manipulation?

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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