10 Chinese nationals arrested off Camiguin

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Ten Chinese nationals were arrested after the monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chased their ship after a dangerous intercept in the waters off Camiguin Island in Cagayan Valley Wednesday night. Captain Allen Toribio, commanding officer of MCS 3007, said they engaged in a long pursuit the steel-hulled Chinese […]

Posted by: on May 27, 2016 read more

China envoy looks forward to meeting with Duterte to settle maritime dispute

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Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is “a strong man of principle” who clearly exhibits the type of leadership that the Chinese government would like to work with to improve relations between China and the Philippines, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said yesterday. Speaking at the  handover of donations from the Chinese Embassy in Manila to the University […]

Posted by: on May 26, 2016 read more

The incoming President: towards a robust maritime industry?

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It is not wrong to assume the overwhelming mandate given to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte comes from voters who find attachment to the sea. After all, majority of voters come from island provinces or coastal communities, or those though residents of landlocked provinces and municipalities are engaged in work and livelihood associated with the maritime industry. […]

Posted by: on May 26, 2016 read more

Subic fishermen to file raps vs Malaysian navy

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Subic Town, Zambales — Three fishermen from this town will file charges against the Malaysian Navy after sustaining physical injuries when they were arrested for alleged illegal fishing in Malaysian waters. Three of the 22 crew members of Fishing Boat (FB) “Justin Lloyd” said they were handcuffed, slapped, ordered to kneel on the hot deck […]

Posted by: on May 25, 2016 read more

Minimum salaries of able seafarers to remain at $614 till 2018

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The minimum monthly salaries of all able seafarers, serving aboard international merchant vessels, will remain at $614 till 2018. This follows a recent International Labor Organization (ILO) Joint Maritime Commission meeting which consisted of representatives of maritime employers coordinated by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and seafarers’ unions coordinated by the International Transport Workers’ […]

Posted by: on May 23, 2016 read more

China Overtakes Philippines for Seafarers

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The latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report indicates that China is thought to have overtaken the Philippines as the largest single source of seafarers qualified for international trade, although the Philippines is still the largest source of ratings. However, data from international shipping companies suggests that the extent to which Chinese seafarers are available for international […]

Posted by: on May 20, 2016 read more

MARINA puts up STCW extension office in Cebu

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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has put up and inaugurated  its Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping  (STCW)  Extension  Office at the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) Seamen’s Hospital in  Mandaue  City, Cebu.   Gracing its inauguration rites last April 26, were Administrator  Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia,. Jr. Deputy Administrator […]

Posted by: on May 18, 2016 read more

The ‘one-night millionaires’ have all grown up

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Those of you who’ve been in the service, or who have family who are, will probably be familiar with Filipinos in the U.S. Navy. It’s been a time-honored tradition for thousands of them to sign on, and eventually become U.S. citizens. What a lot of people probably aren’t aware of, is how extensively Filipinos are […]

Posted by: on May 11, 2016 read more

Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees

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The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday (May 25) came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya. The Siem Pilot has saved more than 19,000 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean since June 2015. On Wednesday, the ship received 1,017 people from an Italian supply ship along the coast […]

Posted by: on May 27, 2016 read more

IMO: Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

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An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed containers has been agreed by theMaritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), following discussion on the pending entry into force of the requirements in SOLAS regulations VI/2.4 […]

Posted by: on May 25, 2016 read more

Search Teams Hunt For EgyptAir MS804 Flight Data Recorder

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Flight data recorder could have sunk 2,000 metres below sea level in Mediterranean north of Egyptian coast Search teams have resumed the difficult hunt for the flight recorders of EgyptAir flight MS804 as mystery persists over what caused the Airbus to plunge into the Mediterranean sea killing 66 people, minutes after smoke was detected in […]

Posted by: on May 23, 2016 read more

Royal Caribbean Calls Its New Cruise Ship Harmony of the Seas a ‘City’

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The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived. Royal Caribbean International says its Harmony of the Seas is so humongous that it should be called a city. The cruise ship, which sets sail from Barcelona, Spain, on June 7, is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and wider than any other ship in its class. […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2016 read more

El Faro Received Out-of-Date Storm Track Data

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation continued its hearings into the loss of the El Faro with testimony from Jerry Hale and Rich Brown of Applied Weather Technology (AWT), the firm which provided the vessel’s subscription weather products, and from Jim Wagstaff, vice president of operations for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.   […]

Posted by: on May 20, 2016 read more

Sonatrach Orders LPG Vessel from China

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Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach has awarded two Chinese firms a $40 million deal to deliver a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier and an option to provide a second vessel, according to a Sonatrach document seen by Reuters. Sonatrach’s Hyproc Shipping Company chose Chinese consortium Jiangnan Shipyard and China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd for the provision […]

Posted by: on May 18, 2016 read more

IMO’s MSC Gives Nod to Ship Construction Rules from 12 ROs

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Ship construction rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers submitted by 12 classification societies comply with the goals and functional requirements set by the International Maritime Organization for new vessels, according to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). The MSC reviewed goal-based standards verification audit reports on 12 Recognized Organizations (ROs) and confirmed that their ship construction rules were in […]

Posted by: on May 17, 2016 read more

Two container ships collide off coast of China

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Two European-owned container ships have collided in the East China Sea and one severely damaged vessel has been abandoned by its crew after a fire broke out on board, the Denmark-based Maersk Line said on Monday. Maersk said its ship, the Safmarine Meru, collided with the German-owned Northern Jasper off the eastern Chinese coast port […]

Posted by: on May 11, 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