Stories written by Agent Tinig

Dalawang dekadang laban

Maraming pagkakataong kapag hindi nakikita ng aking mga kabaro ang resulta ng aking mga ipinaglalaban, sinasabihan nila akong natapalan na ako ng pera. Kadalasan, ang mga nagsasabi nito ay ni minsan hindi ko nakasama sa aking mga kilos protesta. Alam kong ang mga taong yan ay naghihintay lang sa tabi sa magiging resulta ng laban. […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2017 read more

We made history

        One of the longest fights that UFS has been having for 20 years just ended with success. The actual questions for the maritime deck and engineer officers’ board exam are now published online at the MARINA website. UFS, with its 52,247-strong membership, has always been at the forefront of advocating against […]

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UFS Triumphs: Board Test Questions Published

  After more than two decades of campaigning, maritime labor group United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) can now claim yet another victory: the online publication of the actual test questions included in MARINA’s board examinations data bank. This is a critical factor that should help restore the integrity of the licensure qualifications for aspiring marine deck, […]

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$50 Oil Boosts Offshore Drillers’ Hopes of Comeback

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — The “magic” of $50 oil is now in the sights of deep-sea drillers as they try to lure customer spending from shale wells on land. And after more than three years of pain, that prospect has some investors excited. Transocean Ltd. rose the most in more than eight months after […]

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Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report revealed today.                   More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in […]

Posted by: on Aug 03, 2017 read more

FIRST DRONE DELIVERY TO A VESSEL AT SEA COMPLETED

  Maersk Tankers completed the first successful drone delivery to a vessel earlier this year in Denmark. Companies face high costs for delivery of small parcels of urgent spare parts, mail or medicine because of the need for a barge. It is hoped that, after further tests, drones will become part of the supply chain. […]

Posted by: on Aug 03, 2017 read more