Stories written by Agent Tinig

ISP, NRCO kicks-off 4th Business Plan Contest for Seafarers

For its fourth fruitful years, the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP), together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has launched anew its Business Plan Competition which intends to arm returning seafarers to venture into social entrepreneurship. In a simple gathering last May 18, 2018 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, […]

Posted by: on Aug 08, 2018 read more

The Story Behind The Iconic “Kissing Sailor” Photo Still Clouds A Mystery

I came across this article, I could not help myself but reminisced on this popular iconic picture, most of us seniors must have seen or familiar with this “KISSING SAILOR” Many of you have seen the iconic image of a sailor sweeping a nurse off her feet while they get lost in a kiss. We […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Secure shipping promoted in workshop

Shipping forms the backbone of world trade, transporting around 80% of global trade by volume. No other method of mass transportation is as cost-effective or fuel-efficient. Each day, around 50,000 merchant ships deliver the things people need and want — from food, to clothes, fuel, raw materials, electronics, medication and more. The security of maritime […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Aren’t we there yet?

In 1974, Presidential Decree No. 474 was issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos aimed at accelerating the integrated development of the maritime industry which was thought as a condition precedent to attaining national objectives. The circumstances at the time when PD 474 was promulgated have considerably changed compared to the situation in which we find […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

New tech chosen for ocean project

TOKYO: Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced recently, that their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s 2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project. Human errors account for 80% of marine accidents, and since automated and autonomous operations […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Shipping companies worry over sulfur cap

About 70,000 ships, including hundreds of vessels in the Philippines, will be affected by the imposition of the global sulphur cap by 2020, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO, a specialized agency of the United Nations, imposed a 2020 deadline for shipping companies to reduce the sulfur content of marine fuel to […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

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