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Examination and Assessment Division

Examination and Assessment Division  For purposes of accuracy the whole 6.6.3 of the IRR of RA 10635 is quoted below: “Section 6.6.3 – Examination and Assessment Division; The Examination and Assessment Division, through its Division Chief, shall ensure that: 1.All examination and assessment procedures are appropriate and compliant to STCW, as approved by the Executive […]

Posted by: on Oct 11, 2017 read more

MARINA Making Strides

After some slight hiccups since Chief Marcial Amaro embarked on a determined campaign to rid MARINA of corruption and inefficiency, it seems that things at the agency has gotten back on track. While the results of last summer’s European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have yet to be officially released, MARINA has been keeping itself busy with […]

Posted by: on Oct 11, 2017 read more

South African Regulator Gives Nod to Maersk Line’s Hamburg Süd Deal

  South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has cleared Maersk Line’s proposed acquisition of German liner company Hamburg Süd on October 5. “The clearance is conditional upon Hamburg Süd’s withdrawal from the SAAF vessel sharing agreement operating in the South Africa – East Coast South America trade. The withdrawal will become effective after closing of the proposed acquisition. “Hamburg Süd […]

Posted by: on Oct 06, 2017 read more

Montenegro Shipping Lines statement on M/V Maria Matilde mishap unacceptable —UFS

                  The president of a recognized organization of the country’s maritime and shipping industry, the United Filipino Seafarers (USF), has lambasted the statement of Montenegro Shipping Lines after its ship M/V Matilde figured a mishap in an island in the province of Romblon on Tuesday, September 26, […]

Posted by: on Sep 30, 2017 read more


Diabetes describes a group of disease caused by high blood sugar (blood glucose) levels. There are two main causes for increased blood sugar levels: the inability to produce enough insulin (the hormone involved in breakdown of carbohydrates and fats to release energy) or the inability of the cell to utilize the available insulin. Types of […]

Posted by: on Sep 28, 2017 read more

Ferry hits island off Romblon; 87 hurt

MANILA, Philippines — Eighty-seven persons were injured when a ferry hit an island in Romblon yesterday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. A majority of the injured passengers were brought to the nearest hospital in the province for treatment. One of them suffered injuries in the head that required stitches, according to PCG spokesperson […]

Posted by: on Sep 27, 2017 read more