A Seaman’s Life

    Generally, it is one’s dream to see the world free. Once upon a time, a young boy like me dreamed to become a seaman—a navigator and an officer of an international vessel that may have the chance to explore the vast oceans to see other countries. To know what it was like in […]

Posted by: on Nov 01, 2017 read more

The Shadows behind My White School Uniform

  As self-indulgent and childish as I have been, school uniform was given so much consideration in choosing my dream; the one which metaphors intelligence, dexterity, fame and wealth. Oblivious of what it would bring, I chose the course with the identifying look, a white school uniform which I thought was the most stunning. Later […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

The Alliance sets fund in case of member bankruptcy

The Alliance has reported that the group has set aside an insolvency contingency fund amounting to $50M in case one of its members suffers financial distress, like what happened to Hanjin Shipping. The fund’s purpose is to protect customer’s cargo and the ocean transportation chain, if ever an insolvency event occurs to the members’ carriers. […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

International Seafarers Welfare Awards now open for nominations

This year’s International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) awards is now open for nominations for the following awards categories: Shipping Company of the Year Seafarer Centre of the Year Port of the Year Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year The said nomination encourages the seafarers to voice out their thoughts about individuals, […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

Seafarers wage still at the same rate despite shipping’s recoupment

  According to the latest Manning report published by Drewry, despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes. The absence of assurance in the industry has seen compensation increase at the same rate since 2009, and […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

92 gov’t officials, employees fired for graft

  Malacañang on Sunday gave assurance that day-to-day operations would not be disrupted following the firing of 92 government officials and employees in its anticorruption drive. “We assure our people that in cases where heads have been suspended or terminated, day-to-day government operations will remain unhampered because the duties can be performed by the assistant […]

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2017 read more

Filipino crew of a German-owned vessel, abducted

Six crews of Demeter, a German-owned vessel, were reported to have been abducted off Nigeria wherein four of those are Filipinos, one Ukrainian and one Hungarian. According to the Sea Guardian consultancy, the pirates have abducted the crews, including (the) master, chief officer, second officer, second engineer, bosun and cook. The Demeter is a Liberia-flagged […]

Posted by: on Oct 26, 2017 read more

Nautilus criticises ‘slavery’ conditons

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  The crew of a Panama-flagged  ship are enduring conditions that are close to slavery, according to seafarers’  Union Nautilus International, The union claims that seafarers on board the 1,596 gross tonnage general cargo ship Seccadi, detained in the UK port of Runcorn, have been suffering atrocious conditions and have been paid wages as low […]

Posted by: on Oct 25, 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