Stories written by Agent Tinig

Reederei NSB’s First Innovative Widening Project Successfully Completed

It is often difficult to keep Panmax ships competitive in today’s market environment. To ensure profitable operations, REEDEREI NSB has developed and successfully implemented a concept to widen ships that is the first of its kind worldwide. The WIDENING will increase the TEU capacity of a ship by more than 20%, and the IMO Energy […]

Posted by: on Apr 23, 2015 read more

It Takes Guts to Build a Team -The POSH Experience

They say boys will boys, but these POSH Fleet Services Inc. and SSM Maritime Services Inc seafarers are not misbehaving. They are working hard and playing hard during each crew conference in Manila, Philippines three times a year. A set of 72 senior and junior officers plus ratings were seen dancing, running, hunting around, climbing, […]

Posted by: on Apr 23, 2015 read more

International Officers and Crew Trainings Handy at Protect Marine

World class quality training for a small price, anyone? That is how the shipowners saw the advantage of sending their international officers for training courses at Protect Marine Deck and Engine Officers of the Phil. Inc. Last month, a batch of 24 officers from Asia, Europe and South America under POSH Fleet Services Inc. attended […]

Posted by: on Apr 20, 2015 read more

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Italian coastguard retrieves 28 survivors so far, and about 20 bodies, according to the interior ministry, after boat sinks 60 miles off Libyan coast. A major rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants are feared to have drowned just outside Libyan waters, in what could prove to be […]

Posted by: on Apr 20, 2015 read more

‘Slow’ gov’t process makes OFWs fall for illegal recruiters

Lito Soriano, an advocate of ethical recruitment, says an OFW is able to secure jobs abroad 2 months faster through illegal channels While underground migration is a complex problem caused by many social factors, one way to quell it is by streamlining the legal process that Filipino workers go through when applying for jobs overseas. […]

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2015 read more

First step in Reforming Maritime Education

First step in Reforming Maritime Education For years, sub-stand maritime schools and even fly-by-night training centers operated with impunity. The people behind these pseudo academic institutions flouted the law as if they have the license to fool and victimize people and even derive great profits in the process. The maritime industry authority (MARINA) in a […]

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2015 read more