Can the conditional payment by the employer of the NLRC judgment award in favor of the seafarer operate as a final satisfaction of the seafarer’s claim, despite the pendency of the employer’s action for certiorari before the Court of Appeals? Interestingly, the Honorable Supreme Court answered in the affirmative in the case of MST […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2018 read more

House panel approves Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

  The House committee on overseas workers has passed the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers which seeks to promote the welfare of country’s seafarers and their families. The panel, chaired by BUHAY partylist Rep. Mariano Michael Velarde, Jr. approved the unnumbered bill, which substituted HBs 78, 457, 574, 1356, 4360 and 4525. The bill […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more


  Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmed that the Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) , adopted in 2014, will enter into force on 18 January 2017. Ratifying Members had been given until 18 July 2016 to formally express their disagreement […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more

Proteksyon ng mga seaman kontra diskriminasyon, isinusulong

                  Isinusulong ngayon ang panukalang batas para sa proteksyon ng karapatan ng mga seaman. Sa harap ito ng isyu ng diskriminasyon sa edad at lahi na nararanasan ng ilan sa kanila. I-Bandila mo, Zen Hernandez. – Bandila sa DZMM, Biyernes, 8 Disyembre, 2017   see video in: http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/12/09/17/proteksyon-ng-mga-seaman-kontra-diskriminasyon-isinusulong […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2018 read more

Armed men attack cargo ship off Basilan

Armed men attacked a Manila-bound cargo vessel in the waters off Sibago Island in Basilan on Friday night in an attempt to abduct crew members for ransom. M/V Kudos 1 was navigating the sea from Davao City when armed men on three motorized bancas intercepted the vessel. The ship’s captain Chris Paul Maligmat said they […]

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2018 read more

Maritime stakeholders seeks swift installation of MARINA Administrator, Deputies

MARITIME stakeholders recently convened to ask for the swift installation of the vacated administrator post of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and its deputies, especially in the office of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) which governs Filipino seafarers worldwide, claiming that it can cause ‘leadership vacuum’ in the government agency tasked to oversee […]

Posted by: on Jan 31, 2018 read more

MARINA accredits National Maritime Polytechnic as an Assessment Center

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TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a premier government-owned maritime training and research institution in the country located at Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City, has been duly accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as an Assessment Center (AC) for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Ratings Forming Part of an […]

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2018 read more

Maersk Oil shed 140 jobs

According to the company’s latest financial report, Maersk Oil has shed 140 jobs in the past year.The drop concurs with a decline in turnover from £1.19billion to £1.01billion. The firm, which will soon be absorbed by Total, successfully tapered its operating losses from £45.5million to £28million for the financial year. Staff costs fell from $178.7milliont […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 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