Greek Shipowners Engaged into a Dialogue with the Maritime Industry Authority


November 28, 2016- The Greek Shipowners have gathered today in Armada Hotel to engage in a dialogue with the Maritime Industry Authority. The dialogue focused on how will the Philippines be able to cope up with the forecasted shortage of officers by the year 2025, alongside with being overtaken by China on the top spot […]

Posted by: on Nov 28, 2016 read more

‘Akyat barko’ prostitution cases alarming, says cop


LOS BANOS, Laguna—Fourteen female commercial sex workers, one of them a minor, had been rescued by police from a foreign tanker in Batangas province on Saturday, according to police on Sunday. Six people, allegedly pimps and boatmen who brought the women to the vessel, had been arrested. Members of the Batangas City police, Coast Guard […]

Posted by: on Nov 22, 2016 read more

7 illegal recruiters nabbed in Manila, Makati,Illegal recruitment, estafa charges from 26 complainants await suspects


Seven persons were nabbed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for illegal recruitment and estafa in separate entrapment operations in Manila and Makati Wednesday, November 16. This came after a total of 26 persons filed complaints of illegal recruitment and estafa to the NBI against the suspects. Operatives of the NBI anti-organized and transnational […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2016 read more



EVERYONE IS SAFE AND NO BOMB OR SIMILAR ELEMENT WAS FOUND. Investigation is now on-going on what is suspected as prank calls to the offices of Oceanlink and Pentagon. Since, Marina is also located in the same building, the Marina Personnel took the responsibility to coordinate with the PNP Bomb Squad. Let us all be […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2016 read more

Armed men hijack Vietnamese vessel near Basilan, abduct 6


A Vietnamese cargo vessel was hijacked by armed men in waters off Sibago Island, near the municipality of Mohammad Ajul, Basilan, Thursday dawn. One seaman was wounded while six others were snatched by around 10 armed men who boarded the M/V Royal 16, according to Zamboanga Coast Guard Station Commander Jerome Cayabyab. Cayabyab confirmed that […]

Posted by: on Nov 11, 2016 read more

ISIS In Asia: Islamic State’s Abu Sayyaf Kidnaps South Korean Ship Captain And Crewmember In Philippines


Abu Sayyaf militants kidnapped a captain and crewmember Friday from a South Korean cargo ship in the southern Philippines, Al Jazeera reported. The Dongbang Giant 2 ship was headed to South Korea from Australia when it was forcefully boarded by ten gunmen from the Islamic State-affiliated group off Bongo Town in Tawi Tawi province. The […]

Posted by: on Oct 23, 2016 read more



  I just want to bring to your attention how crooked the past MARINA administration was. This time, MARINA permitted a seafarer whose one eye is blind but was given a certification as Officer on Navigation Watch. This seafarer, a resident of Favia, Iloilo, has falsified his medical certification and stated that his both eyes […]

Posted by: on Oct 19, 2016 read more

CrewConnect Global Conference 2016 Identifies New Event Segments


Dynamic Platform Focusing on Recruitment, Retention, and Training of Seafarers  Explores New Opportunities to Complement Conference Agenda Manila, 11 October 2016 – CrewConnect Global Conference, the international meeting platform for the global crewing and training industry, announces new initiatives at its event that aims to bring the industry to greater heights. From 15 – 16 November 2016, the […]

Posted by: on Oct 18, 2016 read more



The port tariffs paid by sea-going vessels in Rotterdam will increase by 0.3 percent next year, according to the Port of Rotterdam, equivalent to half the rate of inflation over the past year. “The adjustment is in line with the three-year agreement made by Deltalinqs, VRC, VNPI and the Port of Rotterdam Authority regarding the development […]

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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Wind Power has presented the world’s first heavy cargo Roll on/Roll off  (RoRo) vessel custom designed to transport wind turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. The 141-metre long Rotra Vente, designed by Deugro Denmark, will be used to transport wind turbine components such as blades and nacelles from Siemens Wind […]

Posted by: on Dec 04, 2016 read more

UK Ports Detain Three Foreign Flagged Vessels in November

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Three more foreign flagged vessels were detained in UK ports during November 2016 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection, the country’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.  Apart from the newly detained vessels, four ships including Malaviya Seven, Sea Trident, Southern Star and remained under detention from previous months. Ships detained in November include […]

Posted by: on Dec 03, 2016 read more

OSG Completes Split-Up of Its International and Domestic Businesses


  NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has completed the previously announced separation of the company into two independent, publicly traded companies – Overseas Shipholding Group and International Seaways (INSW).  Earlier this year, OSG filed a registration statement on Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the […]

Posted by: on Dec 02, 2016 read more

Diana Finds Work for Two Bulkers


Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into time charter contracts for its two vessels, the M/V Orleans and the M/V Melite, which are scheduled to start in December 2016. The first contract was inked with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for the Capesize vessel New Orleans. The gross charter rate is USD 11,250 per day […]

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Interview: Tackling the Rise of Vessel Traffic in the Arctic


As the global demand for commodities continues to increase and the Arctic summer sea ice continues shrinking, the shipping companies are already preparing for the possible surge in ship traffic on two major Arctic sea routes. Although it would not be possible to open the Northwest Passage in Canada and the Northern Sea Route in Russia year round, shipowners […]

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2016 read more

ITF, ETF Dockers to Stage Unifeeder Demonstration


  Hundreds of dockworkers from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) -affiliated unions plan to descend on the offices of Northern European logistics company Unifeeder in Aarhus, Denmark, on December 2, 2016, to express their dissatisfaction that their job is now being done by seafarers. Coming from ITF […]

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2016 read more

HMM Selected as Preferred Bidder for Hanjin’s Spain Terminal


                                                                       South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has been selected as the preferred bidder for a terminal in Algeciras, […]

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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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Tinig ng Marino 116 – Zero Hour for EMSA Audit Approaches: Will it be a Champagne or Humble Pie for MARINA?



Posted by: on Jan 31, 2016 read more

Tinig ng Marino 115 – Oaths, Dirty Tricks, and Marina: A lesson in manipulation?

Oaths, Dirty Tricks, and Marina
Posted by: on Jan 04, 2016 read more