‘Queenie’ claims life of ship officer in Bohol

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An officer of a cargo vessel died after he reportedly went overboard amid the onslaught of tropical depression “Queenie” in Bohol. Cesario De la Serna, chief engineer of MV Edward Lawrence, washed up in the seaside home of Rosario Ortiz in Barangay Looc, Jagna town at about 5 AM, Thursday. Police believe de la Serna’s […]

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more

Coast Guard saves crew of passenger vessel


The Philippine Coast Guard has rescued the crew of a passenger-cargo vessel that sank off Balbagon in Camiguin. The Coast Guard said Thursday that the MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 was siphoning seawater from its grounded sister ship MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 when it began to list. As the ship listed, its officers and […]

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more

Filipino seafarer escapes death row in Saudi Arabia

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A Filipino seafarer jailed in Saudi Arabia for murder was spared from death row after the victim’s family forgave him. Jonard Langamin, however, will still need to raise P2 million in blood money, a form of compensation given by an offender to the family of the victim, before he can be released from detention at […]

Posted by: on Nov 25, 2014 read more

Fish industry upset over proposed measure


Some 2,000 commercial fishing operators in the Philippines are condemning the swift progress in Congress of a “killer bill” that may prompt most of them to close shop. The Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federation Inc. (APFFI) have opposed key provisions of the proposed amendments to the Philippine Fisheries Code, arguing that these were so prohibitive […]

Posted by: on Nov 24, 2014 read more

Cargo ship finds rare young eagle

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The eagle has landed, literally. The crew of a cargo vessel bound for Taiwan was surprised to find a juvenile osprey, commonly called fish eagle, perched near the bow of the vessel on Nov. 16. They decided to keep the bird and turned it over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central […]

Posted by: on Nov 24, 2014 read more

‘Sleepless’ seafarer tries but fails suicide attempt


A seafarer who reportedly hadn’t slept for three days grabbed a pistol from a security guard and tried to shoot himself inside the emergency room of a public hospital in Manila last Thursday. No one was hurt when a shot went off in the ensuing commotion inside Ospital ng Maynila, where 24-year-old Rene Beboso went […]

Posted by: on Nov 21, 2014 read more

Pasay court junks integration of terminal fee in airfare


The Pasay Regional Trial Court has found the government’s memorandum circular that sought to integrate the airport terminal fee with the cost of an international airline ticket as “unenforceable” mainly due to its lack of publication. Presiding Judge Tingaraan Guiling of the Pasay RTC Branch 109 penned the seven-page resolution issued on Wednesday, essentially halting […]

Posted by: on Nov 21, 2014 read more

Filipino pirates torment Vietnamese fishermen

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Two Vietnamese fishermen were shot when Filipino pirates attempted to seize their vessel near Kudat town in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the Northern Tip of Borneo at approximately 9 a.m. on October 14. The remaining crew members were unharmed but “very shook up” by the traumatic ordeal. Police report the seamen on the ship were […]

Posted by: on Nov 21, 2014 read more

China’s economic growth driving global shipping

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Ship traffic on the world’s oceans has quadrupled over the past two decades driven by China’s economic growth, according to a new study that’s the first to rely on satellite data to produce global maps of shipping on the open seas. The data for the study, which was published on November 17 in Geophysical Research […]

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more

Indonesia mulls state maritime university

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The government has been advised to establish a maritime university as part of its efforts to make Indonesia the world’s maritime axis in line with the vision of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “The idea for the establishment of the maritime university has to be prepared to support the President’s vision because due to its geographical […]

Posted by: on Nov 25, 2014 read more

China, Japan agree on maritime issues


China and Japan reached agreement to ramp up high-level contacts, the strongest indication yet of a possible meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at next week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The Chinese and Japanese foreign ministries said Friday the two sides agreed to “gradually resume political, diplomatic and security […]

Posted by: on Nov 10, 2014 read more

IMO drawing up rules for Northern sea route

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will actively promote the drawing up of rules regarding the Northern Sea Route, where significantly more vessels are expected to navigate in the future, according to an IMO source. Currently, Russia imposes its own rules on respective countries’ ships traveling the sea route. By establishing international standards, the IMO hopes […]

Posted by: on Nov 05, 2014 read more

Turkey boat sinking kills 24 migrants

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At least 24 people have been killed and scores are missing after a boat said to be carrying migrants sank off the north coast of Istanbul, officials say. The accident took place where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea. A large air, sea and underwater rescue operation is now under way with many bodies being […]

Posted by: on Nov 04, 2014 read more

1 crew dead, 2 missing after fishing boat banishes


One sailor has died and two more crew are missing after a fishing boat disappeared while far out into the North Sea. The person who died was one of three people winched from the seas off the Northumberland coast and airlifted to hospital by RAF helicopter rescue teams. Two more are still missing and the […]

Posted by: on Nov 03, 2014 read more

Ship crew plunges to death in Vienna port

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A crew of a passenger ship that was docking in the Vienna Danube Marina in Leopoldstadt died in the early hours of Saturday morning, after falling over the railing into the water, according to Vienna police. The 43-year-old Hungarian sailor was killed during a landing maneuver of the passenger ship MS Belvedere. His crewmates witnessed […]

Posted by: on Nov 03, 2014 read more

Cruise liner stranded ‘anew’ in Norway

Carnival cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, is seen in this undated handout picture provided by Carnival Cruise Lines

A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway a few months ago did it again before weekend, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the “Marco Polo” cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when […]

Posted by: on Nov 03, 2014 read more

Tinig ng Marino 109 – UFS Soaring High at 20

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more

Tinig ng Marino 108 – PH marks 1st Year of MLC 2006 – September – October 2014

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Posted by: on Oct 03, 2014 read more

Tinig ng Marino 107 – A Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers – July- August 2014

Posted by: on Sep 02, 2014 read more