Coast Guard, NBI thwart human smuggling on board cruise ship in Bataan

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139 persons were successfully rescued from a joint anti-human smuggling operations under the lead of the National Coast Watch Center together with the Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of Investigation after apprehending a 5,746 Gross-Tonned old cruise/passenger ship bound for Micronesia registered as “M/V Forever Lucky” with 41 crew onboard at 1AM today, […]

Posted by: on Jul 03, 2018 read more

156 Motorboat Handlers / Operators / Fisher folks Receive Free Training from NMP

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The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), as part of its poverty-free zone program thrust, conducted for free, the Basic Safety Training for Motorboat Handlers/ Operators / Fisher folks with Typhoon Preparedness (MBHOF) to one hundred fifty-six (156) motorboat handlers / operators / fisher folk’s participants on 04-05 June 2018 at the Judgebar Restobar, Victory, Abuyog Leyte.  […]

Posted by: on Jul 02, 2018 read more

UFS Revels Day of the Seafarers 2018

HUNDREDS of seafarers flocked Kalaw St. in Ermita, Manila for the yearly celebration of the ‘Day of the Seafarers’ last June 26 to 28, 2018, keenly organized by the United Filipino Seafarers, the country’s known vanguard for the protection of Filipino seamen’s rights, and in cooperation with the Luneta Seafarers’ Welfare Foundation (LUSWELF). The 3-day […]

Posted by: on Jun 26, 2018 read more

Settle P24M unliquidated cash advances, PCG told

The Commission on Audit (CoA) has ordered active and separated officers of the Philippin e Coast Guard (PCG) to immediately settle or refund their unliquidated cash advances totaling more than P24 million or face sanctions. In a report released over the weekend, the CoA also revealed that the Coast Guard may have wasted P26 million […]

Posted by: on Jun 25, 2018 read more

‘Majority of retired seafarers end up broke’

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EVEN as the seafaring industry provides one of the best compensation for its workers, majority or more than 50 percent of Filipino seafarers do not live a good or comfortable life or even ended up broke after retirement because of lack of career planning. Capt. Gaudencio Morales, president, Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP) disclosed […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

PH firm Shiptek sees $4-T logistics market

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Shiptek Solutions Corp., a software development company sees better prospect in digital logistics, as the global shipping and logistics market will reach $4.1 trillion this year. Shiptek Founder and CEO Eugenio Ynion, Jr. said shipping and logistics market will reach $4 trillion or $4.1 trillion because the economies in the world are growing. He said […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

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