MEOAP Flipflopping on its own Financial State

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Either the Marine Engineer Officer Association of the Philippines (MEOAP) is making a last stand for whatever pride it still has or it is left with no choice but to go to the court of last resort – lying – as it tries to parry almost left and right accusations of fund misuse. MEOAP’s financial […]

Posted by: on Mar 02, 2011 read more

Drunken man died onboard

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A drunken person died onboard a motorbanca that was docked in Tacloban Port, a report from DOTC-Philippine Coast Guard said on Thursday. Coast Guard Spokesperson Lcdr. Algier Ricafrente said, Coast Guard Station Tacloban reported that Aurellio Caballero, 42, of Talatora, Western Samar, died onboard MB Benita 1 at around 5AM on January 31. Ricafrente added […]

Posted by: on Feb 03, 2011 read more

IMO to Reiterate Crucial Role of Philippines in Global Maritime Trade with Sec-Gen Visit

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Cognizant of the crucial role of the Philippines as the world’s foremost supplier of seaborne manpower in the global maritime trade, the new Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Mr. Koji Sekimizu, is scheduled to visit the country on February 7 to 8, 2012. During his two-day visit, the IMO Secretary-General is expected to […]

Posted by: on Feb 01, 2011 read more

Coast Guard sends team to check reports of oil slick off Iloilo town

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http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/137679/coast-guard-sends-team-to-check-reports-of-oil-slick-off-iloilo-town ILOILO CITY, Philippines—The Coast Guard dispatched on Tuesday teams to the coast of San Joaquin town in Iloilo after residents reported an oil slick in the area. Commodore Athelo Ybañez, Coast Guard Western Visayas commander, however, said it was unlikely that the tar balls were from a cargo ship that sank on January 22 […]

Posted by: on Feb 01, 2011 read more

UFS Facilitating Assistance to 46 Forsaken Crew of Cement Carrier

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Acting on a request for assistance by a Filipino crew member of a large cement carrier coursed through the Facebook account of local maritime journalist, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) hardly spared no time in sourcing from its network possible seafarer organizations that can be of immediate help to the forsaken seafarers. Glenn Ford Apit […]

Posted by: on Jan 09, 2011 read more

Ship crewing sector calls for ratification of MLC of 2006

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http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/346979/ship-crewing-sector-calls-ratification-mlc-2006 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s ship crewing sector has called for the immediate ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) of 2006 in which the ILO introduces a number of major amendments to existing international regulations involving ships crews’ welfare. The Joint Manning Group (JMG) said that the Philippines being the leading supplier of […]

Posted by: on Jan 05, 2011 read more