” Those who live by the sword will perish by the sword”, Matthew 26: 52-53. Sa wikang Filipino, kung ikaw ay nabubuhay sa kaso ng mga marino, ikaw ay matitigok din sa kaso ng mga marino. Kung ikaw ay naghahabol sa mga kaso ng marino, darating din ang panahon na ikaw ay hahabulin ng mga […]

Posted by: on May 21, 2018 read more

Approved Shipboard Training Program Part 2 of 2

Did you know that the Philippines never had an Approved Shipboard Training Program for Reg II/4 and Reg III/4? If we ever had at all, I bet these were NOT rolled out properly! With STCW 95, the support level under Reg II/4 and III/4 must: • not less than 16 years of age; • have […]

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The Ultimate Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP)

As the September 2018 Summit on the National Maritime Agenda approaches, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in partnership with Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), conducted a series of consultations with stakeholders from various public and private sectors to inform the objectives to be integrated into the National Maritime Agenda. […]

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MOL’s new maritime academy in Ph to open in August

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) President & CEO Junichiro Ikeda announced recently that the establishment of MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy Inc. in Salitran, Dasmariñas City has acquired the official approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), clearing the way for its opening in August. The Academy is MOL’s joint project with Magsaysay Maritime Corporation […]

Posted by: on May 15, 2018 read more

Filipino seaman lost in fishing vessel mishap

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A Filipino seaman on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel has gone missing after he was swept overboard into the sea by big waves during a stormy night in the Indian Ocean. Initial reports reaching the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) identified the missing seafarer as Bernard “Robin” Cayunda, who fell overboard together with another Filipino, […]

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New Marina chief warns officials vs corruption

NEWLY appointed Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero has called on officials and employees of the agency to always strive for excellence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities and serve the transacting public with integrity and high degree of professionalism. Guerrero challenged them to live up to the highest level of […]

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