Tacloban maritime center trainees top 5,000

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Tacloban City — The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government-run maritime training center in Barangay Cabalawan, this city, has issued 5,619 certificates to seafarer-trainees during the first semester of 2016. Manuel C. Roldan, NMP officer-in-charge executive director, told reporters that the NMP trains aspiring and active seafarers, maritime instructors and assessors from the different regions […]

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2016 read more

Coast Guard continues patrol in disputed waters

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday said it will continue patrolling in the West Philippine Sea following the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) favoring the Philippines’ case against China’s territorial claim to the disputed waters. Coast Guard Spokesman Commander Armand Balilo said he has not instructions on what action to take in […]

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2016 read more

PH-China maritime talks hang

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The Philippines (PH) yesterday said direct talks with China over their maritime dispute were unlikely to start anytime soon due to Beijing’s refusal to accept an international tribunal ruling on the South China Sea. The United Nations (UN)-backed tribunal said last week there was no legal basis for China’s claims to most of the strategic, […]

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2016 read more

Mysterious sinking of cargo ship attracts crowds at Manila Bay

HELD AT BAY – Only the starboard side of the M/V Captain Ufuk remains visible after it sank Saturday in Manila Bay when it suddenly took in water. The ship has been anchored at the bay since 2009 when it was confiscated by the Bureau of Customs in a gun smuggling case.
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Mysterious sinking of cargo ship attracts crowds at Manila Bay A Panamanian-registered cargo ship involved in attempted arms smuggling seven years ago sank in Manila Bay yesterday in full view of the morning crowd on the Baywalk of Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Commander Armand Balilo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesman, said “M/V Captain Ufuk” started […]

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2016 read more

PH wins maritime case

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Department of Foreign Affairs Seretary, Perfecto Yasay speaks during a press conference on the Philippines vs. China dispute of the West Philippine Sea at the Department of Foreign Affairs office in Manila, July 12, 2016. The Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled in favor on of the Philippines in its case based on the lack of China's legal basis to claim historic rights, resources falling withing the "nine-dash-line" of the South China Sea.
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By Reuters, AP, and AFP Judges at United Nations (UN)-backed arbitration tribunal in The Hague on Tuesday rejected China’s claims to economic rights across large swathes of the South China Sea in a ruling that will be claimed as a victory by the Philippines but may risk stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia. “There was […]

Posted by: on Jul 13, 2016 read more

Coast Guard rescues crew of aground Barge “Castor 2” in Bohol

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 Nineteen (19) Officers and crew onboard Barge “Castor 2” was successfully transferred by Coast Guard Station Tagbilaran personnel to M/Tug “Pollux 5” after the said barge ran aground at approximately 85 meters away from the shoreline of Momo Beach. Said vessel was loaded with 2,000 cubic meters of gravel and sand and was enroute to […]

Posted by: on Jul 07, 2016 read more

PHILIPPINES China to Duterte admin: ‘Work in unison with us’

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MANILA, Philippines – China on Wednesday, July 6, urged the Philippines to “work in unison” with it after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila is ready to talk with Beijing about the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “We hope that the new Philippine government will work in unison with us, veer away from the […]

Posted by: on Jul 07, 2016 read more

TALKS, ON CONDITION | China offers PHL negotiations if it ignores West PHilippine Sea court

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China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday. The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, and a ruling […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2016 read more

Hong Kong modernises maritime monitoring

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Hong Kong has beefed up its ability to monitor maritime traffic thanks to the installation of a new third-generation vessel traffic services (VTS) system. The VTS, installed by HITT, which is part of the Saab group, commenced operations in March. It is capable of automatically tracking 10,000 vessels simultaneously, which is double the capacity of […]

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2016 read more

Research aims to prevent “maritime equivalent of a motorway pile-up”

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A team from Nottingham University and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals being jammed in cyberattacks. Commercial shipping is highly automated with networked navigational systems, including differential GPS (DGPS) that is said to offer more accurate positioning – to one metre – than conventional GPS. These maritime DGPS […]

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2016 read more

India, US Plan To Boost Maritime Co-operation

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In what may be seen as an attempt to put China under tremendous pressure, India and the US have decided to strengthen maritime co-operation. Senior American officials have assured Indian Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari that Washington will help the South Asian country develop its ports under the “Sagarmala” project. The […]

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2016 read more

Hapag-Lloyd warns on profit fall, seals merger deal with UASC

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Frankfurt – German container line Hapag-Lloyd warned investors that profit would fall in 2016 and signed a binding agreement with Arab peer UASC to form the world’s fifth largest shipping company in response to a global industry crisis. Container shipping, which transports everything from iPhones to designer dresses, is suffering its worst downturn as a […]

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2016 read more

WWL to Pay $98.9 Million for Fixing Prices of Ocean Shipping Services for Cars and Trucks

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Company is Fourth Firm Charged in Conspiracy Among Major International Ocean Shipping Lines Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS (WWL), a Norwegian corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $98.9 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices of international ocean shipments of roll-on, roll-off cargo to and from the Port […]

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2016 read more

Cargo ship Zhong Heng 9 sank after collision on Yangtze river

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The cargo ship Zhong Heng 9 sank after collision with another cargo vessel Chang Rong Men on Yangtze river in Baimaosha area. Both vessels were proceeding in opposite directions without being on crossing routes, but collision was caused of last minute maneuver of Chang Rong Men probably after failure of the steering gear or mistake of the […]

Posted by: on Jul 15, 2016 read more

Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

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Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia saw a decrease of 64 percent in the first half of this year, according to Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Namely, during the period, a total of 41 incidents occurred, two of which were piracy incidents and 39 were armed robberies. Compared to 114 incidents in 2015, […]

Posted by: on Jul 13, 2016 read more

Tugboat Crew Kidnapped at Gunpoint Off Malaysia, Stoking Fears in the Region

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian members of a tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said on Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, a […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2016 read more

Tinig ng Marino 116 – Zero Hour for EMSA Audit Approaches: Will it be a Champagne or Humble Pie for MARINA?

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Tinig ng Marino 115 – Oaths, Dirty Tricks, and Marina: A lesson in manipulation?

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Tinig ng Marino 114 – BZ Alpha Navigation

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Tinig ng Marino 113 – Sunken Ships and Sinking Dreams

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Tinig ng Marino 112 – Maritime Industry In Crisis

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Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

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Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more