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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Filipino seafarers may miss the boat on new maritime convention

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http://ilsforjournalists.itcilo.org/en/course-area/previous-course-editions/final-post-course-stories/filipino-seafarers-may-miss-the-boat-on-new-maritime-convention Story by Paul M. Icamina (Philippines) Some 270,000 Filipino men and women make up the world’s largest pool of maritime manpower. And time may be running out for these seafarers who send home US$2 billion in remittances each year. By 2011, the International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention will take effect, making it […]

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Sarangani coral reef sustains P30-M damage

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/05/11/11/sarangani-coral-reef-sustains-p30-m-damage Governor plans to sue cargo vessel owners SARANGANI, Philippines – Operators of the MV Double Prosperity, the ship that ran aground in Kiamba, Sarangani Province, may face a damage suit based on the Philippines Fisheries Code. Sarangani Governor Miguel Dominguez expressed plans to sue the owner of the cargo ship, after damages caused by […]

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Foreign Vessel Aground in Kiamba, Sarangani

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http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1006:foreign-vessel-aground-in-kiamba-sarangani&catid=36:maritime-accidents&Itemid=50 Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:48 A Panamanian Flagship vessel ran aground at vicinity 2.6 NM off Kiamba, Sarangani Province last Sunday May 08, 2011 around 10:00 in the morning. Based on the report, around 12:00 noon of May 08, 2011, personnel of Coast Guard Detachment Kiamba (CGDet Kiamba) sighted a cargo vessel in steady […]

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Cracks show on grounded ship in Sarangani

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/05/13/11/cracks-show-grounded-ship-sarangani MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard has discovered cracks in the hull of the foreign cargo ship, which ran aground in the waters off Sarangani province and damaged coral reef in the area. The ship, which came from Australia, was transporting tons of coal to India when it ran aground on Sunday. Divers […]

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