Stories written by Agent Tinig

Captain arrested in Tanzania ferry disaster as death toll climbs to 209

The captain of an overloaded ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria has been arrested as Tanzania mourns more than 200 people killed in the latest maritime disaster in the East African nation. Tanzanian President John Magufuli said the captain is in custody and ordered the arrest of all the other operators of the ferry, which […]

Posted by: on Sep 23, 2018 read more


The number of seafarers held hostage by pirates has increased sharply over the first half of 2018, according to a new report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). During the first six months of the year, a total of 102 seafarers were taken hostage – up from 63 over the same period in 2017. […]

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2018 read more

STCW ‘failing to deliver’ on crew competence

The STCW Convention is failing to serve as a suffi cient standard to satisfy some operators of the competence of key crew members, a leading training company has warned. Mark Woodhead, EMEA senior vice-president with KVH, said come oil companies and major industry associations are pushing for alternative systems to ensure that seafarers do have […]

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2018 read more

TORM signs a fleet agreement to install Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 47 product tankers

TORM, an international product tanker owner and operator based in Denmark, will retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and fit PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 11 newbuilds. Alfa Laval will provide large-flow ballast water treatment systems for 36 vessels between 2019 and 2024. TORM is a product tanker company […]

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2018 read more

20 maritime students vie for 2018 TOMSP

The search for the Ten Outstanding Maritime Student of the Philippines (TOMSP), an annual search for the best maritime students in the country is now open. Jo Mari Hieras, TOMSP 2018 Search Director said the TOMSP is looking for the best maritime students in academics, extracurricular and leadership engagement, and service to their community and family. Hieras, an awardee of TOMSP 2013 […]

Posted by: on Sep 13, 2018 read more

UFS upset in continuous drop of seafarers’ deployment

THE country’s known union of maritime professionals with 57,000 strong members, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) has expressed its shock in the unceasing drop of Filipino seafarer deployment from 2016 until 2017. UFS President Engr. Nelson Ramirez, in a statement said that in December2017, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) logged 378,072 deployed sea-based workers, […]

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2018 read more

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