Addt’l Theft Charges Filed Against Gambe, Cohorts as More Evidence Surface


The United Filipino Seafarers (UFS), the publishing organization of the maritime newspaper Tinig ng Marino (Tinig), filed another charge of qualified theft against former Managing Director Robert Rey Gambe. Prior to this new case, Gambe is already facing 11 counts of qualified theft that were previously filed by UFS in 2012. After two years of […]

Posted by: on Nov 26, 2015 read more

Malacañang signs bill regulating profession of naval architecture


PRESIDENT Benigno S. C. Aquino III has signed into law the measure regulating and modernizing the practice of naval architecture in the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) No. 10698 creates the Professional Regulatory Board of Naval Architecture which shall supervise and regulate the practice of naval architecture. The board will also determine the requirements and evaluate […]

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2015 read more

ITF chief hails Filipino seafarers; new Guinness record achieved


International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) General Secretary Steve Cotton hailed the country’s seafarers for their “strong family values binding them and their families, leading to progress and development in family and national economic life.” Speaking at the 55th founding anniversary of Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) the other night (Nov. […]

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2015 read more

Abaya admits lapses in filing cases vs innocent ‘tanim bala’ victims


Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya admitted on Thursday that there were “certain lapses” on the part of the government that resulted to the arrest of some “innocent” individuals, who were detained and charged for alleged possession of ammunition while traveling in Manila’s airports. Abaya said that from the very start, he believed that Gloria Ortinez, […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2015 read more

Pirate Leader Arrested in Philippines


Authorities in the Philippines have arrested the alleged leader of a gang of pirates who hijacked the tanker Rehobot earlier this year. Indonesian and Filipino police cooperated in apprehending the alleged pirate leader, Danilo Sorote Wangkanusa. On the morning of November 11, when they served a warrant at Mr. Wangkanusa’s rental house in Davao City, Mindanao, he attempted to escape by leaping […]

Posted by: on Nov 14, 2015 read more

BZ Alpha launched, promises more jobs for PH seafarers by 2017


It was a frolic and fun-filled day for more than 2,000 Filipino seafarers who flocked at the Luneta Seafarers Welfare Foundation (LUSWELF) today, November 13, 2015 as BZ Alpha Navigation held its grand opening with an aim of bringing their institution closer to seafarers. The jam-packed three-hour program—which gathered seafarers for a massive celebration, sharing […]

Posted by: on Nov 14, 2015 read more

MARINA lambasted, remains passive despite massive disapprobation


United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) yesterday once again thumped the seemingly hard-headed and insensible Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) through another monolithic demonstration held exactly outside MARINA’s office in Taft, Manila. The protesters, however, were shocked as Coast Guard trainees were shamelessly used by MARINA to form a human barricade thwarting UFS-led demonstration. The action employed yesterday […]

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2015 read more

MARINA muling kinalampag, nananatiling manhid sa HINAING ng mga MARINO


Muling naglunsad ng malawakang kilos protesta ang United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) kasama ang mga eksperto sa inhinyero, mga marino at iba pang kaalyado sa harap mismo ng opisina ng Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) kahapon, Miyerkules, dahil sa kawalang tugon ng naturang ahensya sa mga hinaing ng mga marino sa bansa. Matatandaang una nang nagsagawa ng […]

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2015 read more

Faststream: Unemployed seafarers likely in 2016


London: Mark Charman is uniquely well-placed to give readers a glimpse of what next year holds for the shipping and offshore markets. As ceo of recruitment group Faststream he’s able to assess the mood of the industry ahead of time via the ebbs and flows of people moving to different jobs. Here’s one bold prediction […]

Posted by: on Nov 25, 2015 read more

New Study: America Too Dependent On Chinese Ships

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In future conflicts, America’s merchant fleet could find itself outnumbered and outmaneuvered on the high seas, say the authors of a new paper on U.S. maritime security. The paper, released November 19 and entitled “Sea Strangulation: How the United States Has Become Vulnerable to Chinese Maritime Coercion,” highlights the defense risks of a reduced American […]

Posted by: on Nov 25, 2015 read more

OOW Under Alcohol Influence, Ship Runs Aground At Full Speed


On 18 February 2015, while on passage from Belfast to Skogn, Norway the general cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways ran aground at full speed, near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan peninsula, West Scotland. The vessel remained on the rocky foreshore for almost 2 days during adverse weather. This resulted in material damage to its hull and the double bottom […]

Posted by: on Nov 21, 2015 read more

Kidnapped seamen from reefer Solarte were released by pirates


The four kidnapped seamen from the Russian reefer Solarte were released by captivity from Nigerian pirates. The Russian company paid the ransom for releasing of the two Lithuanian and two Ukrainian seamen. The four people were in good health and traveling to home after giving witness evidences. The company operator followed all the talks and […]

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2015 read more

Two general cargo ships collided in Taiwan Strait


Guang Yun sinkingThe general cargo vessels Guang Yun and Ji Xin 9 collided off Shantou, China in Taiwan Strait. The two ships were proceeding on crossing routes and serious violation of the ColReg and last minute maneuver caused Ji Xin 9 to hit the Guang Yun portside. The general cargo ship Guang Yun got large […]

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2015 read more

Body of last crewman from capsized cargo ship found in southern Vietnam


Rescuers have recovered the body of the last crew member of a cargo ship that flipped over near Ho Chi Minh City last month, leaving four dead. Pham Hien, director of the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of Region 3, told Thanh Nien the body of Nguyen Van Quang, 29, was found in the waters […]

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2015 read more

Going to sea means long hours, hard labor, sacrifice for 1,500 Jacksonville residents


Two dozen people sit inside the Jacksonville seafarers union hall, their eyes constantly darting to a 40-inch electronic board mounted on a wall. Every once in a while a mariner’s eyes drift to a blue banner hanging above a wall of windows. “In memory of El Faro Crew,” it reads. The hum of tense conversation […]

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2015 read more

Maersk Line to Cut 4,000 Jobs as Market Deteriorates


Maersk Line to Cut 4,000 Jobs as Market Deteriorates Costas Paris and Kjetil Malkenes Hovland Nov. 4, 2015 Container-shipping unit is stepping up cost-cuts, canceling options to buy six Triple-E vessels The world’s biggest container-ship operator is altering course, slashing jobs and canceling or delaying orders for new vessels after years weathering a sharp downturn […]

Posted by: on Nov 10, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 113 – Sunken Ships and Sinking Dreams

Posted by: on Aug 03, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 112 – Maritime Industry In Crisis

Posted by: on Jun 05, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more