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


  JUST a week after the brutal killing of a seaman’s wife and its 7 year old daughter in General Trias, Cavite, another family of a seafarer was also victimized by a heinous crime after his wife was raped and stabbed to death, while her 18 year old daughter survived, still in Cavite, this time […]

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2017 read more

In Depth: Baltic

                        In 2007, Maritime Holland reported on Deo Volente, the Hartman Trader 18, a cargo ship which found its own niche due to its speed (18 knots), cargo gear and efficient operations. The shipyard established by Johan Hartman for this project has gone on […]

Posted by: on Dec 15, 2017 read more

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