BREAKING: PCG seizes P 120-M worth of smuggled rice in Zamboanga

PCG: Joint elements of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) successfully intercepted a cargo vessel loaded with approximate number of 60,000 undocumented sacks of rice with an estimated market value of Php 120 million at somewhere around 25 nautical miles Southwest off Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay around 9:30AM yesterday, O7 January.   The PCG is investigating MVJ-Phia, a Philippine-flagged cargo ship […]

Posted by: on Jan 10, 2018 read more

Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil

BEIJING – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and operated by the country’s top oil shipping operator caught fire and spewed its cargo into the East China Sea yesterday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government said. The Sanchi tanker, registered in Panama, collided with the CF Crystal 160 nautical miles off the […]

Posted by: on Jan 08, 2018 read more

Seafarers’ group wants Ombudsman to probe sacked Marina chief

A seafarers’ group on Saturday said that the Office of the Ombudsman should investigate the “unnecessary junkets” of sacked Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) chief Marcial “Al” Amaro III. The group United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) said, aside from being relieved, Amaro should also undergo investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman. In a statement, UFS president Engr. […]

Posted by: on Jan 06, 2018 read more

Restructuring Philippine Maritime Governance

“ NO one in the maritime industry has the monopoly of knowledge; therefore, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) must be obliged to collate the recommendations and optimistic ideas from the industry’s stakeholders in redeeming the glory of the maritime industry.” For years, it’s been alleged that MARINA was obviously run by some incompetent personalities. The […]

Posted by: on Jan 05, 2018 read more

United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) demands Senate probe on MARINA Administrator Amaro’s lavish ‘junkets’

  THE United Filipino Seafarers (UFS), headed by its eloquent president Engr. Nelson Ramirez, has called the thorough investigation of the Senate over the alleged ‘jet setting’ and ‘globe-trotting’  Maritime Industry Authority  Administrator Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro III, which was exposed by the members of Alliance of Marina Employees recently. In a statement, Ramirez backed up […]

Posted by: on Dec 27, 2017 read more

Fast craft capsizes off Quezon province; 4 dead

MANILA, Philippines — A ferry with 251 people on board capsized in rough seas off Quezon yesterday, with four of the passengers reported to have died as of last night and 240 others rescued. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has yet to confirm the number of casualties from the sinking of M/V Mercraft 3 at […]

Posted by: on Dec 22, 2017 read more

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