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Retired Navy chief Empedrad gets new post in Marina

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte picks retired Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad to lead the Maritime Industry Authority

MARINA CHIEF. Retired Philippine Navy flag officer in command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Iloilo-Guimaras passenger boat trips allowed to resume

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:25 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority sets several conditions as it lifts the suspension on Iloilo-Guimaras passenger boat trips

Robredo seeks lifting of 'knee-jerk' ban on Iloilo-Guimaras boat trips

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo meets with survivors and relatives of the victims of the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy

CONDOLENCES. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the wake of 9 of the 31 casualties in the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy on August 12, 2019. Photo by OVP

Marina suspends operations of passenger motorboats along Iloilo-Guimaras route

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Maritime Industry Authority has directed roll-on roll-off or RO-RO vessels to increase the frequency of their trips to serve passengers in the area

Final PCG-Marina report: Chinese ship failed to prevent sea collision

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:25 AM

The Chinese ship abandoned the Filipino crew of F/B Gem-Ver despite 'direct knowledge of their distress situation,' in violation of two maritime conventions, according to the official findings of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority

SUNKEN. Fishing Boat Gem-Vir in the West Philippine Sea. Sourced photo

Marina, Coast Guard wrap up probe into Recto Bank incident

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the results of the investigation were submitted to Malacañang on Thursday, June 20

CHECKUP. The fishermen of the F/B Gem-Ver get a medical checkup upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marina offers perks to shipping firms that will use 19 new RO-RO routes

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The new routes connect 19 provinces

 NAUTICAL HIGHWAY. Marina urges shipping companies to propose new links to RO-RO-capable ports. Photo from Marina FB

Marina gives extra push promoting PH cruise shipping tourism

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Despite advocating promotion of cruise shipping industry, the Maritime Industry Authority assures that it will be 'uncompromising' in enforcing strict policies for accreditation

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

CA junks Sulpicio Lines appeal to restore license to ferry people

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The Court of Appeals says the shipping company, who lost its license to transport passengers after the M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy, should have filed an appeal before the Office of the President before running to the appellate court

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

'Sailor, patriot, public servant': Lawmakers, officials mourn Roilo Golez

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:57 PM

(UPDATED) Former Parañaque representative and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez was supposed to give an interview on maritime disputes when he died Monday, June 11, due heart attack

ADVOCATE. Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez explains the Philippines' territorial claim on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) at a rally in 2013. File photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Roilo Golez: Defender of the West Philippine Sea

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The former national security adviser had consistently argued that the law is on the Philippines' side in the maritime dispute

LOOK: Duterte appoints Dela Rosa as BuCor chief, Guerrero as Marina administrator

May 03, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Malacañang releases the appointment papers of former police chief Ronald dela Rosa and former military chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero

PRRD trooping the line during the PNP Change of Command ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AFP chief Guerrero to be Marina administrator, says Duterte

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:15 PM

After his retirement in April, AFP chief General Rey Guerrero will take over the post of sacked Marina administrator Marcial Amaro III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors upon his arrival at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City for his attendance to the 82nd Anniversary Celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on December 20, 2017. Accompanying the President is AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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Duterte fires Marina administrator for foreign 'junkets'

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) Marcial Quirico Amaro III is fired for going on 18 foreign trips in 2017, announces Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Coast Guard stepping up sea patrols in Boracay

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Authorities say they will intensify sea patrols and deployment of assets to protect Boracay Island from any armed groups

Marina: DMCI boats for Yolanda victims 'not seaworthy'

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority says about 500 boats worth P1 million from DMCI are not fit for fishing

WAITING FOR BENEFICIARIES. Pump boats lie idle after they were donated to Yolanda survivors this year. File photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Marina mulls fiscal perks for domestic shipbuilders

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:35 AM

With the incentives program the government hopes that the Philippines will soon be the largest shipbuilding nation in the world

MORE PERKS. The Philippines' Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) mulls fiscal incentives for companies catering to domestic shipbuilding. Background photo from Hanjin website

DTI proposes regulation of shipping charges

May 01, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The move comes as major shipping lines continue to charge additional charges arising from last year’s port congestion

Ship in Cebu pier accident held till repairs, inspection complete

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Supercat Gen Manager Angelito Salvio says they will shoulder all hospital expenses of those injured in the accident

Ebola precaution: PH to check ships' last 5 ports of call

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will have to know if the international cargo ships and passenger vessels have been to any country where Ebola cases have been reported

Image from Wikicommons

Seafarers' training now centralized under MARINA

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Under a new law the training and certification of over 400 000 Filipino seafarers will now be centralized

Congress OKs Aquino-backed seafarers bill

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Both houses of Congress approve an Aquino backed bill that aims to avoid a European Union blacklist on Filipino ship officers

AVOIDING BLACKLIST. Both houses of Congress approve a bill that aims to avoid a European Union blacklist on Filipino ship officers. Aquino ally Senate President Franklin Drilon sponsored the measure, which enjoys the backing of President Aquino. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Aquino steps in to save 5,000 Pinoy seafarers

Feb 09, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Up to 5 000 Filipino seafarers stand to lose their jobs if the European Union implements a blacklist

Senate to prioritize FOI, creation of new disaster agency

Jan 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Other priorities include measures on maritime industry and Sandiganbayan reforms

PRIORITY BILLS. FOI is on top of the Senate agenda when session resumes Monday, January 20. File photo by Senate PRIB

Cebu ferry collision toll now at 91

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

46 still missing; 9 survivors remain in hospital

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ship collision toll rises to 71

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Out of the 71 dead 33 have been identified the National Risk Reduction Management Council said; 49 remain missing as of 7:30 am Wednesday

SEARCH & RETRIEVAL. Operatives of Philippine Navy on board a motorized rubber boat looking out toward waters off Cebu, 18 August 2013. Photo by EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

Death toll from Cebu ferry disaster rises to 64

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off Cebu

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Oil spill: Cebu under state of calamity

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The entire province of Cebu is under a state of calamity due to the oil spill coming from the sunken M V St Thomas Aquinas

OIL-COATED MANGROVES. A resident walks through a mangrove area affected by an oil slick near the site of a ferry and freighter collision in Cordoba town near Cebu City, August 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ferry disaster: Death roll rises to 52

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Divers and patrol boats continue to search for 68 other people still missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Divers to search sunken ship Monday

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED An oil slick adds a new dimension to the disaster which now counts 38 people dead; Some Cebu LGUs report seeing oil near their coasts

Missing in Cebu ferry disaster down to 85

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED The number of missing was cut from 170 after all those involved in the search reconciled their figures and not because of late rescues

Search halted for 171 missing in sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Stormy weather forces Philippine rescuers to suspend search for 171 people missing after a crowded ferry collided with a cargo ship and quickly sank with 31 others confirmed dead

RETRIEVAL OPERATION. Members of the Philippine Navy during a search and rescue operation in front of a damaged cargo ship after colliding with passenger ferry at the waters off Talisay City, Cebu province, central Philippines, 17 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan