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

BLAME-SHIFTING IN SEAFARER’S LABOR CASES

“Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.”  Never mind if the seafarer dies before he receives compensation. A popular Filipino saying that applies directly to the possible  legal effect of ANGKLA’s  bill (House Bill No. 5430) that seeks to delay the execution of  the favorable judgment from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Seafarer ‘Protection Act’ shields ship owners, not seafarers

  Filipinos are the most mistreated seafarers on the high seas. They work long hours every single day on tankers and cargo and cruise ships far away from their families for long periods of time for little money. When Filipino crew members are injured and disabled in accidents or due to the cumulative trauma caused […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Justice for Seafarers?

Initial results of SRI’s research on seafarers Initial results of the first major survey undertaken by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) into the experiences of seafarers facing criminal charges have thrown up worrying claims that seafarers are subjected to unfair treatment and feel intimidated by policing authorities around the world, and that they are not provided […]

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2018 read more

Former AFP chief Guerrero now new MARINA administrator

The President has ordered Guerrero to report for work at the MARINA next week, saying its top post has been long been vacant. “I had to extend your services because of what was ongoing war in Mindanao, specifically ‘yung Marawi. Kaya ‘yung MARINA, ‘yung director, ang silya doon multo na ang nakaupo [So in the […]

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2018 read more

Lucrative entrepreneurship program awaits retiring seafarers, wives

As they say, nothing is constant but to innovate and change. That’s why seafarers and their families now must contemplate and urged to ponder what business they have to consider in investing and securing the future of their families. This is also one of the reasons why some manning agencies in the country includes financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 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

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

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