Stories written by Agent Tinig

Aklan State University, DOST collaborate to develop wave-powered vessel

The development of an environment-friendly vessel which has the ability to harness energy from ocean waves and improve the country’s maritime industry will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The P76-million project is the brainchild of shipyard owner Engr. Jonathan Salvador and will be implemented by the Aklan State University with […]

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2018 read more

Building ships–for whom and why

The shipbuilding and ship repair industry has always been considered a major maritime sector of Maritime Philippines. Rightly so with the hundreds of islands which need to be linked in this archipelago and maritime transport remains the most practical mode of moving people and goods in terms of cost and volume. Ships primarily carry the […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

PH receives its largest port equipment

ICTSI to boost flagship operation with new cranes International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippines’ leading international trading gateway, is now capable of handling the world’s largest container ships after taking delivery of three new cranes–a pair of Neo-Panamax quay cranes and a Post-Panamax quay crane–on Thursday, June […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

Wind power to help decarbonize shipping

The shipping industry is exploring the use of wind power to help protect the environment. However, while shipping companies abroad can afford to do so, the Philippine shipping industry must first focus on upgrading its ships. In addition, wind powered ships may not be as feasible in the country due to the lack of wind […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

PCG renders assistance to six local fishermen rescued by a passing foreign vessel along Mindoro strait

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  PCG: PCG rendered assistance to six Filipino fishermen who were successfully rescued by a passing foreign vessel, KSL Seoul along Mindoro strait where they were sighted along with their capsized wooden fishing boat identified as Sister Reds with aqua blue hull yesterday, June 09.  Reports revealed that the distressed fishing boat Sister Reds was […]

Posted by: on Jun 11, 2018 read more

Maritime Philippines in international shipping

Last week I participated in the Round Table Discussions (RTD) for international shipping convened by the National Coast Watch Council (NCWC) and the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP) and where I had the rare chance of meeting Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, erstwhile Philippine envoy to Spain and now International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ambassador. As envoy to […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 2018 read more