ICTSI investing a $300M more in Melbourne port

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Melbourne – Filipino-owned international port operator ICTSI will invest A$300 million more for the development of the third phase in its soon to be operational Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI senior vice president and head of Asia Pacific region and Manila International Container Terminal, said during a briefing here for the Philippine […]

Posted by: on Aug 26, 2016 read more

Batangas Port aims another record cargo volume in 2016

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Batangas Container Terminal (BCT), operated by listed Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), expects another record performance this year after handling over 85,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargoes in the first seven months of the year. In a statement, BCT said the January-July performance has set them on course to yet another record performance after handling […]

Posted by: on Aug 23, 2016 read more

4 kids drown after boat capsizes off Surigao City

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Four children, including three toddlers, and a man were killed after they drowned when the pump boat they were in capsized off the coast of Surigao City Wednesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported yesterday. The PCG identified the casualties as Charmel Cabasa, 1; Jhon Laster Sila, 2; Kim Claire Suan, 4; Lysa Maricela Sila, […]

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2016 read more

PH receives first Japanese coast guard vessel

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The Philippines received the first of ten coast guard vessels from Japan Thursday, the coastguard said, as the two countries boost security ties in the face of their separate maritime disputes with China. The 44 metre (144 foot) BRP Tubbataha has arrived in Manila, the Philippines coast guard said in a statement, adding that it will […]

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2016 read more

Survivor recalls ordeal as ship sank

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Three years ago today, Erwin (real name withheld upon request) and his partner were headed to Manila from Butuan City on board the MV St. Thomas Aquinas to process his documents for his US trip. The passenger vessel left the Butuan City port at noon and was scheduled to make a stop over in Cebu […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2016 read more

Coast Guard cleans up oil spill in Puerto Princesa

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A sack of oil-contaminated debris was collected by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in a clean-up and recovery operation following an oil spill off the coast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan recently. The PCG’s report released yesterday said around 50 liters of used oil was also collected during the operation conducted by the personnel of […]

Posted by: on Aug 17, 2016 read more

AMOSUP thanks Duterte for supporting seafarers’ welfare, protection programs

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The Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) led by its president, Dr. Conrado F. Oca,  thanked President  Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his consistent support to the welfare and protection programs launched and implemented by AMOSUP and government  agencies. “He is undoubtedly a true, dedicated and down-to-earth leader, in fact one of […]

Posted by: on Aug 15, 2016 read more

Master mariner is new STCWO chief as Marina steps up ‘house-cleaning’

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Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Dr. Marcial Quirico  Amaro III  announced the appointment of master mariner Captain Eleazar G. Diaz as the new executive director of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping  Office (STCWO), replacing  Captain Herminio  P.  Estaniel Jr. He was set to “implement a marching order” from Administrator Amaro to cleanse the STCWO, […]

Posted by: on Aug 11, 2016 read more

Environmental pioneer Viking Grace marks 1,000 LNG bunkerings

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From the very beginning, the M/S Viking Grace – delivered in January 2013 – was an environmental milestone. The vessel attracted global attention as an environmental pioneer by being the first large passenger vessel to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Now, three and a half years later, one thousand bunkerings (fuellings) have been performed in […]

Posted by: on Aug 26, 2016 read more

Nakilat’s Gas Carriers to Get VSAT Technology

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Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment’s Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line that will provide marine VSAT (Very-Small-Aperture Terminal) services for the company’s LPG and LNG vessels.  Under the contract, EMC is supplying global KU-band VSAT connectivity and content to enable […]

Posted by: on Aug 24, 2016 read more

USCG responds to harbor cruise boat with 34 people aboard taking on water near Gloucester, Mass.

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The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a 37-foot Cape Ann Harbor Cruise vessel taking on water, in the vicinity of Brace Cove, outside of Gloucester Harbor, Saturday. At 4:34 p.m. LT Saturday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Boston command center received a mayday call from the captain of the 37-foot Cape Ann […]

Posted by: on Aug 23, 2016 read more

10 killed, 5 missing after boat capsizes in western Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Aug. 21 — A boat carrying 17 people sank in western Indonesia on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead, two wounded and five others missing, navy spokesman said. The incident took place after the vessel departed from a port in Tanjung Pinang of Riau province, said Navy Spokesman Admiral Edi Sucipto, adding that bad weather […]

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2016 read more

Over 500 People Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out On Ferry Off Coast of San Juan

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The U.S Coast Guard responded Wednesday (Aug17) to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vesselCaribbean Fantasy approximately half a mile off of Punta Salinas. At approximately 7:42 a.m.LT Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report of a fire aboard a Panamanian-flagged passenger/cargo ship carrying 511 passengers, including crew en route from the Dominican Republic. […]

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2016 read more

Three Turkish Coast Guard Personnel Killed In Shipping Collision In The Bosphorus

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Three Turkish Coast Guard personnel were killed on Wednesday after their vessel collided with a bulk carrier in the Bosphorus strait, forcing officials to temporarily suspend traffic in the busy shipping lane. Their vessel capsized after colliding with the Tolunay, a Cook Island-flagged bulk carrier, which was sailing toward the Black Sea, shipping agent GAC […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2016 read more

Update: Salvors to assess grounded Transocean drilling rig

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Following last week’s grounding of the Transocean Winner rig off the Isle of Lewis, a salvage team is starting a full assessment of the damage to the rig. The rig ran aground last Monday while being towed from Norway to Malta, due to severe weather. According to a statement by UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) […]

Posted by: on Aug 17, 2016 read more

Bulk Carrier Rosco Palm runs aground in the Columbia River

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  The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Rosco Palm was refloated on Saturday morning after it ran aground two times on Friday night in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington.   The 2011-built vessel first grounded at 7:49 p.m. on Friday night, and was soon refloated and moved a few miles upstream to mitigate collision risk. […]

Posted by: on Aug 16, 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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Posted by: on Jan 31, 2016 read more

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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Posted by: on Aug 03, 2015 read more

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