OWWA releases P50 M subsidy for Marine Deck, Engine officers

                One of the notable contributions that Cacdac has accomplished just months after his appointment in OWWA is the immediate release of P50 Million allocation intended for active member-Filipino seafarers for the updating of Management Level Courses (MLCs) and Officer Level Courses (OLCs) for Marine Deck and Engine […]

Posted by: on Mar 25, 2017 read more

PH warship patrols Benham Rise

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command deploys its naval warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, to Benham Rise after Chinese ships were recently spotted in the area. Watch Video : Click Here Source: ABS-CBN News  

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Alleged Abu Sayyaf abduct 2 cargo ship crew after troops rescue 2

    MANILA – Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said. The vessel was on its way to General Santos City on the southern island of Mindanao from the central Philippines when […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more


Montenegro Shipping Lines’ M/V Reina Hosanna was caught on fire at 11:30 p.m. last Thursday, March 16, 2017. It was around 12 a.am when the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received a report that the said Ro-ro vessel was on blaze while sailing in the area of Matoco Point. Reports have said that the fire started […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2017 read more

2016—A Stormy Year in Container Shipping’s 60-year History

Five mergers and acquisitions and one bankruptcy is the final toll of a truly tumultuous year for liner shipping. They put in the shade other notable events, such as the opening of the enlarged Panama Canal in June, mandatory weighing of all loaded containers (VGM) from 1 July and the record scrapping of some 700,000 […]

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2017 read more


In its 22nd year, the United Filipino Seafarers Inc. (UFS) continues to be the most trusted and reliable organization in protecting the welfare of Filipino seamen sailing throughout the world. During its anniversary celebration last December 12, 2016 held at the National Press Club in Intramuros Manila, alongside the 22nd year of UFS official newspaper […]

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SEAFARERS CERTIFICATION SYSTEM (SCS)   Introduction The Seafarers Certification System (SCS) is an online processing system for all seafarers designed, developed and implemented by MARINA STCW Office to serve the Philippine Seafaring Industry efficiently, economically, and seamlessly simple as it can get! MARINA leadership and its entire force invite all stakeholders in the seafaring industry: […]

Posted by: on Mar 06, 2017 read more


  THE INDUSTRY According to worldmaritimenews.com “Shipbuilding Industry Set To Pick Up After 2017” and quoting the forecast from Castrol Marine Trade Barometer, “despite a marginal deterioration in the growth outlook for the global shipbuilding industry, annualized five-year growth rates for the sector are still forecast to reach healthy 3 to 5 percent , before […]

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South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

  Almost three years ago, the ferry Sewol sank in rough seas off South Korea. More than 300 people perished, mostly high school students on a field trip. Now, South Korea’s government is trying to raise what’s left of the 6,800-ton ship. As NPR’s Elise Hu reports from Seoul, nine of the people who were […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Goa Shipyard To Partner With Russian Shipbuilders For High-End Weapon Ship

A high level delegation from Russian defence sector comprising of representative from JSE RoE, JSC CTSS, JSC AVRORA, JSC United ship building, JSC Yantar Shipyard and JSC northern PDB visits Goa Shipyard Ltd. on 03rd March 2017. The visit assumes significance in view of GSL’s ongoing efforts to market its state-of -the art Vessels. During […]

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2017 read more

Chennai Port Trust Signs MoU For Handling EXIM Cargo

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Chennai Port Trust and the Government of Puducherry in New Delhi today for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland. The MoU envisages that Chennai Port Trust will assist Puducherry Port in handling its export cargo. The cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland will be transported through […]

Posted by: on Mar 16, 2017 read more

ICTSI, PSA inaugurate joint venture terminal in Colombia

ICTSI, PSA inaugurate joint venture terminal in Colombia International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce,a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia with President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos leading the inaugural rites. The first phase of the US$550-million world-class multi-user container […]

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2017 read more

Watch:General Cargo Ship Runs Aground, Partially Sinks Off Ecuador

Authorities are monitoring salvage of the general cargo ship Isla Bartolome that ran aground and partially sank off Isla Puna Island in Ecuador. The accident occurred last week in the main shipping channel from the port of Guayaquil while the vessel was en route from Guayaquil to Galapagos Island. Isla Bartolome, which was carrying 160 […]

Posted by: on Mar 02, 2017 read more

Oversupply Keeps January Vessel Orders at Record Low

Global ordering activity has fallen to 26-year low in January 2017, shipbuilding data from Maritime & Trade by IHS Markit show. Specifically, demand for bulk carriers and gas carriers has plummeted as there were no booked orders in January. The appetite of shipowners for tankers over 10,000 dwt has also subsided as there were only […]

Posted by: on Feb 28, 2017 read more

China Wants to Turn Water Into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond)

China Wants to Turn Water Into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond) James Holmes February 25, 2017 China’s longstanding campaign to redefine water as territory—territory where the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) fiat is law—proceeds apace. Lovers of maritime freedom must reject this campaign in all its forms. In other words, all nations that […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2017 read more

MOL to Invest in Self-Elevating Platform Vessel Operator

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced a plan to acquire a 5% share in Seajacks International Limited (Seajacks) Group, which owns and operates five Self-Elevating Platform vessels, from Marubeni Corporation. This is a new offshore business for MOL, following FPSO, FSRU, shuttle tanker, and subsea support vessel. It is also the first step to move […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 122 – THE GREEK CONNECTION

Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 1 – 20) Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 21 – 40) Tinig ng Marino Jan.-Feb 2017 ((Page 41 – 64)  

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Tinig ng Marino NOV – DEC 2016

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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

Posted by: on Apr 09, 2016 read more