US Extends Jones Act Waiver in Wake of Hurricanes Irma

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke extended the limited Jones Act Waiver initially signed on September 8 at the recommendation of the Departments of Defense and Energy. Due to the severe disruptions of the oil supply system resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the extended waiver will facilitate movement of refined petroleum products, […]

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2017 read more

DP World Interested in Hong Kong’s Cruise Terminal Business

Dubai-based port operator DP World is interested in exploring Hong Kong’s cruise terminal business. The ambition was revealed during a meeting held this week between DP World Group Chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Hong Kong counterparts, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam at Government House, Hong Kong Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan Fan, Hong […]

Posted by: on Sep 15, 2017 read more

Tanker Rate Hike from Hurricane Aftermath Short-Lived

The spike in freight rates for product tankers in the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey is expected to be short-lived. Product tankers saw a 35-40 percent lift in spot rates since the hurricane made landfall on Texas on August 25, shutting down refineries. The tanker industry is taking advantage from the initial uncertainty caused by the […]

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2017 read more

Philippine Forces Rescue Cargo Ship from Pirates

The Philippine Coast Guard and Navy have thwarted a pirate attack on a freighter off Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippines, the Coast Guard confirmed to World Maritime News. The attack occurred in the morning hours of April 18. The cargo vessel, M/V Annabelle City, was sailing to Zamboanga from Iloilo when armed attackers approached on three motorboats […]

Posted by: on Sep 04, 2017 read more

Shipping losses decline in 2016

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The Maritime Industry monitored the total number of shipping dropped by 16 percent yearon-year basis in 2016 to 85 cases according to the safety and shipping review 2017 by Allianz. The data stated that over the past decade, shipping loses have declined by 50%. In 2016, more than a quarter of loses occurred in the […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2017 read more

Great Habits to Balance Maritime Work and Life

Here are some tips taken from an article on how to balance work and life style which I have found to be applicable also to maritime workers. Take a look. Have a positive attitude Attitude affects everything. Your attitude affects your actions and how the world reacts to you. It helps you connect with people. […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2017 read more

The 4th PhilMarine Expo 2017

Exhibitors showed off the latest developments in the Maritime industry in the recently concluded 4th PhilMarine Expo 2017 held at SMX Convention Center Manila. Notable personalities attended the said 3-day event namely, the Secretary of National Defense, Hon. Delfin Lorenzana; United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim; People’s Republic of China Ambassador to the […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2017 read more

MPA-Singapore Launches First Smart Port Challenge

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched the first Smart Port Challenge to encourage innovation within the maritime sector. The six-month challenge aims to strengthen between organizations and start-ups collaboration and to identify challenges related in digital technologies transformation such as the Internet of things, data analytics, machine learning and block chain. Almost […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 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


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