Stories written by Agent Tinig

Twenty-nine migrants die of cold on Italian coast guard boats

(Reuters) – Twenty-nine migrants died of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels on Monday after being picked up from a boat adrift near Libya, reigniting criticism of the government’s decision to end a full-scale search-and rescue mission last year. Two patrol boats picked up 105 people late on Sunday from an inflatable boat drifting in […]

Posted by: on Feb 11, 2015 read more

MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) is Making a Difference

To be informed is better that no information or the lack of one. Thus, in this issue, we have compiled what MLC or Maritime Labor Convention is all about, the Philippines being a a signatory and complying partner supposedly. A list of other country members are also included. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an […]

Posted by: on Feb 09, 2015 read more

MV Bulk Jupiter Sinking: Still More Speculation than Answers

As the first month of 2015 draws to a close, the exact circumstances that surround the sinking of the Bahamas-flagged cargo ship Bulk Jupiter about 150 nautical miles off the Vietnamese city of Vung Tau on the morning of January 2 continue to be unclear. The vessel, which was fully loaded with 46,400 metric tons […]

Posted by: on Feb 09, 2015 read more

OFWs, kin march to Mendiola to oppose airport terminal fee integration

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their families on Wednesday marched to Mendiola to protest the airport terminal fee integration scheme of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), which was implemented last Sunday, February 1. Citing an existing law that provides an exemption for OFWs from paying such fees, the #Noto550 […]

Posted by: on Feb 05, 2015 read more

21 Filipino Seafarers Aboard FOC Bulk Carrier Deprived Of Food And Salary

There are concerns about the welfare of 21 Filipino seafarers aboard a flag-of-convenience bulk carrier berthed at Port Kembla after it was found the stores aboard the ship were severely lacking and none of the crew had been paid in four months. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the ship, the Bulk Brasil, […]

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2015 read more

MPHRP’S Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) Course In Manila

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme, together with March On Stress, presents a skills-based course called TRiM or Trauma Risk Management on March 3 & 4 at the AMOSUP Conference Centre in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. To ensure that piracy survivors and their families get access to the right help, care and treatment, MPHRP has organized […]

Posted by: on Jan 28, 2015 read more