Maritime stakeholders seeks swift installation of MARINA Administrator, Deputies

MARITIME stakeholders recently convened to ask for the swift installation of the vacated administrator post of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and its deputies, especially in the office of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) which governs Filipino seafarers worldwide, claiming that it can cause ‘leadership vacuum’ in the government agency tasked to oversee […]

Posted by: on Jan 31, 2018 read more

MARINA accredits National Maritime Polytechnic as an Assessment Center

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TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a premier government-owned maritime training and research institution in the country located at Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City, has been duly accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as an Assessment Center (AC) for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Ratings Forming Part of an […]

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2018 read more

Maersk Oil shed 140 jobs

According to the company’s latest financial report, Maersk Oil has shed 140 jobs in the past year.The drop concurs with a decline in turnover from £1.19billion to £1.01billion. The firm, which will soon be absorbed by Total, successfully tapered its operating losses from £45.5million to £28million for the financial year. Staff costs fell from $178.7milliont […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more


An undated handout photo from the Australian Antarctic Division last September, 2017 as reported in one of the major dailies, shows a rough compacted Sea Ice in the Antarctic. Sea Ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year and scientists have warned the frozen continent’s unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

Asian countries secures top spots as leaders in cargo shipping

Asian countries China, Japan and Singapore have secured top spots as leaders in Cargo Shipping in the world fleet. In a report published by The Maritime Executive, Japan was placed in the second spot while China in third and Singapore was placed in fifth. Greece leads the world fleet in cargo carrying capacity with 309 […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

The significance of ‘Magna Carta for Seafarers

An article (http:// globalnation.inquirer. net/158511/filipinoseafarers-still-fall-prey-humantraffickers) Published by the Inquirer a few months ago forcibly reminded me about the continued vulnerability of our seafarers to exploitation. The report narrated how, upon repatriation, the body of one of our seafarers was found to be missing one of his eyes, as well as his pancreas. He had been […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more