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


An undated handout photo from the Australian Antarctic Division last September, 2017 as reported in one of the major dailies, shows a rough compacted Sea Ice in the Antarctic. Sea Ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year and scientists have warned the frozen continent’s unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

Asian countries secures top spots as leaders in cargo shipping

Asian countries China, Japan and Singapore have secured top spots as leaders in Cargo Shipping in the world fleet. In a report published by The Maritime Executive, Japan was placed in the second spot while China in third and Singapore was placed in fifth. Greece leads the world fleet in cargo carrying capacity with 309 […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

The significance of ‘Magna Carta for Seafarers

An article (http:// globalnation.inquirer. net/158511/filipinoseafarers-still-fall-prey-humantraffickers) Published by the Inquirer a few months ago forcibly reminded me about the continued vulnerability of our seafarers to exploitation. The report narrated how, upon repatriation, the body of one of our seafarers was found to be missing one of his eyes, as well as his pancreas. He had been […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

Why seamen are the most faithful husband (?)

In my previous article, “A Seaman’s life”, I emphasized that a seaman is the conservator of his family in their social and material necessities. They are the “bagong bayani” of our country and implied hero of his family. Accounting the old saying that seamen are unfaithful to their families or by-worded as “Seamanloloko”, I would […]

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