‘Slow’ gov’t process makes OFWs fall for illegal recruiters


Lito Soriano, an advocate of ethical recruitment, says an OFW is able to secure jobs abroad 2 months faster through illegal channels While underground migration is a complex problem caused by many social factors, one way to quell it is by streamlining the legal process that Filipino workers go through when applying for jobs overseas. […]

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2015 read more

First step in Reforming Maritime Education


First step in Reforming Maritime Education For years, sub-stand maritime schools and even fly-by-night training centers operated with impunity. The people behind these pseudo academic institutions flouted the law as if they have the license to fool and victimize people and even derive great profits in the process. The maritime industry authority (MARINA) in a […]

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2015 read more

Chinese sailors die off Zamboanga


Two Chinese sailors died while another more was rushed on Sunday to a hospital from their ship off Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said. Police said the ship’s captain, Shengbo Wang, radioed the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) before dawn and sought emergency medical evacuation of the injured sailor. The dead sailors were identified as […]

Posted by: on Apr 13, 2015 read more

Fire hits two ferry boats docked near MOA


A fire engulfed two ferry boats on Sunday, causing it to sink while these were docked at the seaside of Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The fire sent a column of black smoke into the clear blue sky as it destroyed M/V Carmen and M/V Dona Adelina before these eventually sank and fire fighters […]

Posted by: on Apr 13, 2015 read more

Number of Seafarers Deployed Abroad Down

The number of Filipino seafarers being deployed abroad has started to dwindle, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) revealed over the weekend. In a letter addressed to Maritime Industry Authority Administrator Maximo Mejia Jr., engineer Nelson Ramirez, president of UFS, said this is a main concern for their ranks, since it is the first time in […]

Posted by: on Apr 12, 2015 read more

Marina to encourage more women sailors


With its “She to Sea” program, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is urging Filipino women to pursue careers in the male-dominated shipping sector. Of the 810,481 seaman’s books issued during the past four years by the Department of Transportation and Communications-attached agency, a total of 47,038 were released to women, according to Marina deputy administrator […]

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2015 read more

Hanjin Shipyard To Build World’s Largest Container Vessels

The Korean shipbuilder in the Philippines announced that it signed a contract to build three 20,600 TEU container ships with CMA CGM, the biggest shipping company in France. This ultra-large container vessel measuring 400m in length, 59m in breadth and 33m in depth is capable of carrying 20,600 20ft containers. A deck alone is as […]

Posted by: on Apr 07, 2015 read more

New maritime school to open in Iloilo

iloilo merchant marine school

A new maritime school owned by Ilonggo seafarers is soon to open in Iloilo. The Iloilo Merchant Marine School (IMMS) was put up through the hard earned money of active Ilonggo seafarers. The incorporators are alumni of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy who hold management level positions as merchant marine officers. Edilberto Romero, president of […]

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more

Methanol, the Next Generation of Maritime Fuel


Finding the best environmental and economical alternative for a sustainable and successful maritime transport industry is the concern of everyone. Can methanol, the highly toxic substance unlike ethanol be the key to the next generation of maritime fuel? Let us find out. CH3OH, the chemical formula for methanol is often shortened as MeOH. It is […]

Posted by: on Apr 16, 2015 read more

21 dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck: official


Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday. Haiti’s civil protection directorate chief Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste said those on board the ship, around 50 people, had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighboring Turks and Caicos. […]

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2015 read more

Giant step forward for offshore technology World’s most technically-advanced construction vessel is ready for action


The world’s largest seafaring construction vessel is ready to begin offshore platform decommissioning operations in the North Sea this summer. Pioneering Spirit is, in every sense, a giant technological step forward for the offshore oil and gas industry in platform installation, decommissioning and pipe laying capabilities. Developed by Allseas, a global leader in offshore pipeline […]

Posted by: on Mar 30, 2015 read more

Taiwan ship carrying 49 crew missing in South Atlantic; 13 Pinoys on board


A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said Sunday. The “Hsiang Fu Chun,” a 700-ton squid fishing vessel, lost contact with its owners “soon” after reporting that water was […]

Posted by: on Mar 09, 2015 read more

Shipping Industry Faces Shakeup as Private Equity Unwinds Bets


As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate a restructuring of the shipping industry. Private equity invested tens of billions in global shipping after the 2008 financial crisis, but weaker Chinese demand and an over-supply […]

Posted by: on Mar 05, 2015 read more

MOL Expands Large-scale Containership Fleet -Building and Chartering Six 20,000 TEU Containerships for More Competitive Services


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries (President and CEO: Dae-young Park; Headquarters: Seoul, Korea). MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (President: […]

Posted by: on Mar 04, 2015 read more

Wärtsilä explosion proof (EX) -certified Ballast Water Management Systems ordered for new chemical tankers


A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) each of which is certified for explosion proof (EX) requirements. This means that the BWMS units can be installed in Zone 1 hazardous areas. It is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) […]

Posted by: on Mar 04, 2015 read more

Nigerian seafarers being rejected by global ship employers

Nigerian cadets

Operators in the oil and gas sector are rejecting Nigerian certified seafarers in favour of foreign trained ones. The Secretary of the Institute of Marine Science and Technology (IMarEST), Alex Peters, who disclosed this, said the action of the oil and gas industry operators is not only depriving Nigerian trained seafarers of employment opportunities but […]

Posted by: on Feb 26, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 110 – TNM Super 12 Aces

Posted by: on Feb 09, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 109 – UFS Soaring High at 20

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more