Strategies that shipping companies can adopt to raise funds

Shipping is a multi-billion-dollar industry and undoubtedly an effective engine that spurs the growth of the global economy. The seaborne trade has been and will always be the channel for distributing goods and cargos, with the distance varying from one port to the next. Without adequate funding support, vessels will not be able to leave […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more

ISP, NRCO kicks-off 4th Business Plan Contest for Seafarers

FOR its fourth fruitful years, the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP), together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has launched anew its Business Plan Competition which intends to arm returning seafarers to venture into social entrepreneurship. In a simple gathering last May 18, 2018 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more

$308-M cruise port proposal sent to Palace

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As part of its mandate to build more infrastructure and facilities to help boost the Philippine tourism industry, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) has submitted to Malacañang a proposal to construct a $308-million cruise port in Parañaque City. In a statement released last week, TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo D. Paragas said […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more

Compare and despair

My ten year stint as IMO Regional Coordinator and now continuing work in the maritime field through consultancy works have opened for me a good opportunity of visiting various Asian countries and engaging with maritime officials which allow me to constantly gain extensive knowledge and information on the different circumstances obtaining in each of these […]

Posted by: on May 22, 2018 read more


Does failure to disclose a previously undergone medical procedure constitute concealment or fraudulent misrepresentation as to bar a seafarer from claiming disability benefits from his employer? The High Court, in Almario F. Leoncio v. MST Marine Services (G.R. No. 230357, December 6, 2017), rules in the negative. In this case, the seafarer was repeatedly employed […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

Ambulance Chaser; the hunter is now the hunted

Another practicing lawyer was busted, now being hunted by his client and even facing disbarment case for unethically engaging into ‘ambulance chasing’ behavior, allegedly reaping from his client more than P4 Million pesos’ worth of attorney’s fees of his client’s supposed disability claims money. But the case got even worse and became a nightmare to […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more


” Those who live by the sword will perish by the sword”, Matthew 26: 52-53. Sa wikang Filipino, kung ikaw ay nabubuhay sa kaso ng mga marino, ikaw ay matitigok din sa kaso ng mga marino. Kung ikaw ay naghahabol sa mga kaso ng marino, darating din ang panahon na ikaw ay hahabulin ng mga […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

Approved Shipboard Training Program Part 2 of 2

Did you know that the Philippines never had an Approved Shipboard Training Program for Reg II/4 and Reg III/4? If we ever had at all, I bet these were NOT rolled out properly! With STCW 95, the support level under Reg II/4 and III/4 must: • not less than 16 years of age; • have […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Remains in the Red

Lower charter rates pushed Navig8 Chemical Tankers deeper into loss in the first quarter of this year. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the company reported net loss of USD USD 4.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 1.2 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. As explained, the […]

Posted by: on May 14, 2018 read more

Oil Spill Now Larger Than Paris Ravages Indonesian Island, 5 Dead

A satellite image dated April 1 shows the extent of area that is covered with crude oil from an undersea pipe leakage in Balikpapan Bay.Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency / BNPB.   An oil spill in Borneo that began over the past weekend has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris […]

Posted by: on Apr 22, 2018 read more

United States Court of Appeals,District of Columbia Circuit. Carlos MARINO, Appellant v. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, as a Component of the Department of Justice, Appellee.

  No. 10–5354.  Decided: July 13, 2012 Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge, BROWN and GRIFFITH, Circuit Judges.P. Sebastian Ruiz, Student Counsel, argued the cause as amicus curiae in support of appellant. With him on the briefs were Steven H. Goldblatt, appointed by the court, Doug Keller and Nilam A. Sanghvi, Supervisory Attorneys, and Zach Perez, Student […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Singapore’s Maritime industry all set for bigger goals

      The new road map to ready Singapore’s maritime industry for the future comes with ambitious goals. The Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched last Friday, aims to grow the industry’s value-add by $4.5 billion and create more than 5,000 good jobs by 2025. It lays out specific initiatives for Singapore to […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more

Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China’s coast

BEIJING (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker’s 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said. JANUARY 7, 2018 / 1:33 PM / 2 […]

Posted by: on Jan 09, 2018 read more

The world’s largest-ever vessel is all set to go in 2018

Displacing as much water as five aircraft carriers is just one eye-popping statistic that attempts to explain the sheer size of the world’s largest vessel. Construction on Shell RDSA-GB’s huge floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) structure began in 2012 and was finished in July by Samsung’s Heavy Industries in South Korea, before being towed to Australia. […]

Posted by: on Dec 26, 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

Tinig ng Marino 126- MARINA Making Strides

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more

Tinig ng Marino 125- UFS Triumphs: Board Test Questions Published

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more