Stories written by Agent Tinig

Lucrative entrepreneurship program awaits retiring seafarers, wives

As they say, nothing is constant but to innovate and change. That’s why seafarers and their families now must contemplate and urged to ponder what business they have to consider in investing and securing the future of their families. This is also one of the reasons why some manning agencies in the country includes financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more

Singapore’s Maritime industry all set for bigger goals

      The new road map to ready Singapore’s maritime industry for the future comes with ambitious goals. The Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched last Friday, aims to grow the industry’s value-add by $4.5 billion and create more than 5,000 good jobs by 2025. It lays out specific initiatives for Singapore to […]

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2018 read more


A few years ago a friend asked my assistance for the repatriation of the remains of her sister, an overseas migrant worker who died in the Middle East. Despite my willingness to provide the requested assistance, my ways are limited as I was confronted with complexities involved in the repatriation of an Overseas Filipino Worker […]

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2018 read more

Ambulance-chasing’ killing maritime industry

By Carlo Castro Undoubtedly, the Philippines is the most important source of seafarers in the global shipping industry. Thirty-two percent of nearly 2 million seafarers around the world are Filipinos, cementing the fact that the labor supply the country provides is competent and trustworthy. Filipino seafarers also greatly contribute to the country’s economic growth, with […]

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2018 read more

Pass Magna Carta for Seafarers Now!

  There is a $4.8-billion reason why the Filipino seafarers deserve a permanent place in history. The quoted amount is the remittances brought in by seafarers at least every year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). But more than the money, it’s about time that the thousands of Filipino seafarers toiling in foreign […]

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2018 read more

‘Autonomous ships’ have no place in Tanker sector

In the age of technological developments in autonomy, and other major trends in the maritime industry, autonomous or ‘unmanned’ ships being pushed by some shipbuilding companies have no place for the tanker sector, according to an officer of Ardmore Shipping, a company engaged in the ownership and operation of product and chemical tankers in worldwide […]

Posted by: on Mar 13, 2018 read more

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