Philippines Aiming For World-Class Ship Registry

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has expressed their plans to attract more foreign ship owners to register their ships in the Philippines. MARINA Officer-in-Charge Vice-Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. said that MARINA would be strengthening the Philippine Ship Registry as part of the 10-year Maritime Industry Plan (MIDP). Previously, the ship registry in the Philippines stood […]

Sleeplessness At Sea

On average, a human being needs at least 7-9 hours of sleep. The quality of your sleep directly affects your overall physical and mental health. It also keeps your body refreshed and your mind alert. Unfortunately, seafarers don’t get to enjoy much rest due to the working conditions and labor needed to complete the job. […]

Why The Internet Is A Seaman’s Best Friend

The Internet has benefited a lot of people with its convenience and far-reaching capabilities to connect everybody and find information easily. This is especially true in the case of seafarers. The Internet makes the otherwise routinary lives of maritime professionals easier to deal with. Here are some of the ways the Internet is a seaman’s […]

Being A Good Maritime Trainee

Before you get approved to go on board a ship and begin your maritime career, you have to undergo maritime training in the Philippines to prepare for your job. A maritime career entails a lot of duties after all, so it’s best to train properly. Much like in college, you need to be a good […]

MARINA presents maritime plan to International Maritime Organization

With the goal of making the Philippines a globally competitive maritime nation, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has submitted the maritime development roadmap to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The maritime industry development program (MIDP), spanning different projects within a period of 10 years, was presented to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim last November 23 […]