Stories written by Agent Tinig

Mejia leads ceremonial oath taking of officers

Manila, Philippines –“Kayo ang mukha ng bagong marino” said MARINA Administrator Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. during a Ceremonial Oath Taking held on May 20, 2015 at the MARINA Central Office. Certificated OIC Navigational Watchkeeping and OIC-Engine Watchkeeping are Marlon S. Decena, Jan Lemuel D.C. Mallorca, John Ray M. Espina and Mark Arvin D.C. Oliveros, respectively. […]

Posted by: on May 26, 2015 read more

Shipping company on age limit: The younger, the better

Nowadays, many seafarers in their above 50’s are still wanted to get onboard, but then companies would rather choose 50 years old and below age limit. Most of the companies preferred to hire young workers because they are more competent and they can overcome hard workloads. In the maritime industry, shipping companies preferred younger seafarers […]

Posted by: on May 26, 2015 read more

Customs launches operation against alleged oil smuggling at Bataan port

A Bureau of Customs operation against suspected oil smuggling at the Philippine Ports Authority port in Orion, Bataan was thwarted by a delay caused by the port’s security guards. According to a report on GMA’s “24 Oras” aired Friday night, Customs Intelligence Group agents were stopped by security guards at the gates of the PPA […]

Posted by: on May 25, 2015 read more

Norwegian Cruise Line ship runs aground on Bermuda reef; no injuries

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship ‘Norwegian Dawn” departs the Royal Naval Dockyard near the port of Hamilton, Bermuda, in this file photo taken July 16, 2013. The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship carrying 2,675 passengers ran aground on a reef on Tuesday after losing power off Bermuda, but there were no reports of any injuries, according […]

Posted by: on May 25, 2015 read more

Updated: Filipino sailor found dead on ship at Malta Freeport

A Filipino sailor was found dead in a pool of blood on a merchant ship at Malta Freeport last night, the police said. The sailor was found on the MV Emvella, registered in Malta. The ship arrived yesterday from Turkey. The man died of several stab wounds, one of which was in his chest. Two […]

Posted by: on May 19, 2015 read more

Modelling shows worst-case scenario for oil tanker spill near Vancouver

Oil pipeline opponents have developed computer-animated models illustrating just how fast Vancouver’s inlets and beaches could become coated in crude in the event of a worst-case oil tanker spill. The analysis, which claims 50 to 90 per cent of spilled oil could spread to shorelines within 24 hours, will be submitted in a bid to […]

Posted by: on May 18, 2015 read more