At least 58 passengers stranded off Marinduque last Friday the 13th

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http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/220697/news/regions/coast-guard-starts-probe-of-stranded-roro-vessel-off-marinduque May 16, 2011 10:41am The Philippine Coast Guard has started an investigation into the stranding of a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel off Marinduque province last Friday. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Algier Ricafrente said they are waiting for ship captain Juanico Preclaro to explain what happened, radio dwIZ reported Monday. Ricafrente said they will make […]

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Group to SC: Manila Bay clean-up displacing coastal communities

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http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/220708/news/nation/group-to-sc-manila-bay-clean-up-displacing-coastal-communities SOPHIA DEDACE, GMA NEWS May 16, 2011 1:14pm A fisherfolk group said the Supreme Court (SC) may have overlooked the element of “social justice” in its December 2008 decision that ordered the clean-up of Manila Bay. This concern was raised by fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Monday, when it […]

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Health risk in eating smoked fish

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http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/lifestyle/health-a-wellness/5186-health-risk-in-eating-smoked-fish ONE of the healthy ways to cook fish is by smoke. However, there are certain risk factors to consider before you include smoked fish in your diet aside from salty indulgence. Smoked fish can produce certain bacteria and parasites and food poisoning is likely to happen when eaten in large quantities. * Listeria poisoning. Smoked fish is most often served in palapok or as appetizer. One […]

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IMO to tackle piracy, armed robbery at its 89th session

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http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/318157/imo-tackle-piracy-armed-robbery-its-89th-session MANILA, Philippines — Piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean will be high on the agenda when IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets for its 89th session from 11 to 20 May 2011. The agenda also includes adoption of […]

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Polarmarine plans to build production facilities at Subic

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http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/318324/polarmarine-plans-build-production-facilities-subic By EDU LOPEZ May 16, 2011, 12:15am  MANILA, Philippines — Polarmarine, Inc., a household name in ship parts industry, is planning to set up production facilities at the Subic Freeport under an expansion program designed to capture the growing shipbuilding industry in Asia.   Carolina Agoo, Polarmarine administration and financial manager, said that the […]

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Boxing Fight May Have Caused Ship to Run Aground

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http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/boxing-fight-may-have-caused-ship-to-run-aground Officials are blaming human error for the accidental grounding of a cargo ship off the coast of Sarangani province in the southern Philippines last Sunday. The Australian cargo ship, MV DOUBLE PROSPERITY, loaded with coal, was on its way to India when it ran aground just 2.6 miles from shore in the shallow waters […]

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