In Depth: Baltic

                        In 2007, Maritime Holland reported on Deo Volente, the Hartman Trader 18, a cargo ship which found its own niche due to its speed (18 knots), cargo gear and efficient operations. The shipyard established by Johan Hartman for this project has gone on […]

Posted by: on Dec 15, 2017 read more

UFS condemns killing of a seaman’s wife, daughter in Cavite

    THE United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) vehemently condemns the killing of a family of a seafarer, after the wife and daughter of the latter were brutally killed inside their house in a subdivision in Navarro, General Trias City, Cavite which was discovered Tuesday, December 12. In a statement, UFS President Engr. Nelson Ramirez said […]

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2017 read more

Royal Caribbean Expands Sailings To Cuba In 2018

    Royal Caribbean International will double its opportunities for a Cuba adventure next summer, with two ships sailing to the island nation – Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas – and two new destinations added to itineraries. The added sailings and breadth of experiences at the new ports of Santiago de […]

Posted by: on Dec 02, 2017 read more

Pinoy seafarer dies in harbor accident in Finland

Nikko Dave Maria Necosia, a deck officer aboard the Dutch freight Lady Christina, died in a fatal work accident in a Finnish harbor on November 15, 2017. HELSINKI – The Philippine Consular Offices in Finland confirmed on Thursday that a Filipino national died in a harbor accident at the seaport town of Rauma, 352 kilometers […]

Posted by: on Nov 24, 2017 read more

Accredited maritime schools accredited by CHED/MARINA as of MARCH 7, 2017

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Posted by: on Nov 24, 2017 read more

​OOCL Names Fifth 21,413 TEU Giant “OOCL Scandinavia”

In OOCL’s series of six ‘G Class’ containerships on order at the Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) shipyard, we are pleased to introduce the newest and fifth 21,413 TEU containership, named the OOCL Scandinavia, into our fleet of world trade ambassadors. The OOCL Scandinavia will be joining her sister vessels on our LL1 service, linking major […]

Posted by: on Nov 23, 2017 read more

Wallem Commercial Services Welcomes 2 Supramaxes to Fleet

Wallem Commercial Services is pleased to welcome two new Supramax vessels to its commercially-managed fleet. Wallem provides commercial management for a range of vessels from tankers to bulk carriers and container vessels. The Company is also experienced in assisting various financial institutions on Asset Protection for a large number of vessels; in addition to providing […]

Posted by: on Nov 23, 2017 read more

Debmarine Namibia Plans For World’s Biggest Offshore Diamond Mining Vessel

Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, today announced it is planning for the construction of the world’s largest custom-built diamond mining vessel. The new vessel, which is projected to cost approximately US$142 million (N$2 billion), is expected to commence operations in 2021. It […]

Posted by: on Nov 23, 2017 read more

International Rescue Effort Saves Two Sailors

    An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2017 read more

Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Ship

“We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” This was revealed in a new report into the abuse of seafarers on board the Panamanian-flagged vessel Ocean Pride […]

Posted by: on Jul 06, 2017 read more

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Exits Court Receivership

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court decided on Monday to early finalize the receivership process of South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. According to the latest decision from the bankruptcy court, STX has made considerable progress in its economic recovery as it has adhered to the debt payment schedule proposed under its rescue plan. What is more, the shipyard has […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2017 read more

iContainers Warns Ocean Freight Industry ‘Ill-Prepared’ For Cyber Attacks

Online freight forwarding company iContainers has warned that the ocean freight and freight forwarding industries are ‘ill-prepared’ for cyber attacks. In the wake of last week’s ransomware virus attack on Maersk, iContainers reported being left temporarily limited in terms of taking bookings and managing operations related to merchandise on the Danish shipping giant’s vessels. Two […]

Posted by: on Jul 04, 2017 read more

Cruise workers lay bare life at sea – revealing how captains like to SPY on passengers having sex (and there’s even a special word for onboard hook-ups)

According to cruise staff, employees also regularly have sex with guests and many ships have a morgue on board because they have so many deaths IT turns out what happens at sea doesn’t always stay at sea, as cruise ship workers have been spilling the beans on what it’s really like to work on the […]

Posted by: on Jul 03, 2017 read more

Qatar Crisis Hits Stalemate

  The economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar earlier this month could protract indefinitely, BBC News reports citing a UAE government spokesman, according to whom Qatar seems to be unwilling to comply with a list of demands set by a number of Arab countries. Namely, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain […]

Posted by: on Jun 29, 2017 read more

Norwegian Joy Christened in Shanghai

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened today in a ceremony held onboard the vessel in Shanghai. “After years spent carefully designing this amazing vessel, my team and I are both proud and thrilled to finally christen the world’s first cruise ship custom-designed for the wonderful people […]

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2017 read more

Owners Favor Delaying of BWMS Installation

The fast approaching implementation date of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has stirred up a number of questions among shipowners who will be required to install approved ballast water treatment systems starting from September 8, 2017. Under the terms of the Convention, which was adopted in 2004 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ships will be required to manage their […]

Posted by: on Jun 27, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 124- UFS Speaks Out on Questionable MARINA issues

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Posted by: on Jun 20, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 122- The Greek Connection

Posted by: on May 22, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 123- FALL FROM GRACE (Pinoy Marino Lost the Top spot)

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Posted by: on May 22, 2017 read more