PAL Goes Maritime

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is venturing into maritime business, and will soon launch a ferry service between Kalibo and Boracay. “This is the first time that PAL is venturing into maritime business,” PAL president and chief operations officer, Jaime Bautista, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. “We chose Boracay as the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuOct 24th, 2018

Vietnam Gains Bargaining Power Over China in Conduct at Sea Talks

TAIPEI, TAIWANVietnams tough stance against China over sovereignty of the South China Sea will put Beijing on the defensive during regional talks on easing the regional maritime dispute, peo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Tanker accident, 4 Filipino crew injured, one in critical condition - Maritime Bulletin

Tanker accident, 4 Filipino crew injured, one in critical condition Maritime Bulletin Product tanker WHITE SHARK experienced not clarified kind of trouble in South China sea off southern Vietnam coas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Commentary: The geo-political fault line in Philippine society |

During his six-year term, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pursued a balancing or a challenging policy on China's expansive maritime claim in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Sail suspension strands 115 travelers

A total of 115 passengers and 16 rolling cargoes were stranded at the Port of Surigao Thursday, 27 December 2018, after maritime authorities suspended all sea travels from Surigao City, Surigao del Norte due to Tropical Depression “Usman.” The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) made the report as part of the Department of Transportation’s “Oplan Biyaheng […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

‘Usman’ cancels sea trips

Sea trips to Odiongan, Romblon; Caticlan, Aklan; and Pilar, Sorsogon were cancelled on Thursday due to Tropical Depression “Usman,” the Maritime Industry Authority ,(MARINA) announced. Moderate volume of passengers inside terminal buildings at the Port of Batangas was observed, while port condition was slightly crowded. At the Pilar Port, heavy flow of passengers inside the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

2018: Year of China military deployments in South China Sea – U.S. think tank

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2018 saw China enter into a new phase in its militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea – the increased deployment of military vessels and equipment. This is according to Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Navy joins Japan and UK for submarine-hunting exercise in Philippine Sea - Stripes

U.S. sailors have joined forces with Japans Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United Kingdoms Royal Navy for the first time during a submarine-hunting exercise in the Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Beijing, Hanoi to resolve maritime issues

LUANG PRABANG — China and Vietnam pledged here Sunday to properly manage maritime issues to create a good atmosphere for the development of bilateral relations. While meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the top leaders of the two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

US, PHL Coast Guards conduct maritime law enforcement training

THE US Coast Guard (USCG) Mobile Education and Training Team (MTT) conducted two Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) training courses with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in November 2018. The courses, an MLE Boarding Officer Course (BOC) and MLE Instructor Development Course (IDC),teach maritime law enforcement procedures and fundamentals. Both the MLE BOC and MLE IDC […] The post US, PHL Coast Guards conduct maritime law enforcement training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

JBLMFU steps up maritime training

By: Gail T. Momblan JOHN B. Lacson Maritime Foundation University, the pioneer institution in maritime education in Iloilo, stepped up its maritime training with the acquisition of its first training ship. M/V John B. Lacson recently arrived from at Fort San Pedro in Iloilo City from Mariveles, Bataan. JBL Maritime Vanguard Inc., an affiliate of JBLMFU, […] The post JBLMFU steps up maritime training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

New MARINA building inaugurated

After more than four decades, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) finally has a home to call its own. Department of Transportation (DoTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and MARINA Officer-in-Charge Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. led the inauguration rites of MARINA’s new central office building located at Bonifacio Drive corner 20th Street, Port Area, Manila Friday, 14 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Maritime dispute: Singapore ‘disappointed’ at Malaysia’s position but welcomes de-escalation – Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE IS  “disappointed” that Malaysia has refused to return to the status quo before it extended the Johor Bahru port limits but welcomed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Marina threatens closure of 4 schools | The Manila Times Online

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said four non-conformant maritime higher educational institutions (MHEIs) were given show cause order for operating without proper permits. The Marina withheld.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

China maintaining maritime militia in Spratlys, says expert

What appears to be Chinese fishing vessels stationed on a Manila-claimed reef in the West Philippine Sea are actually paramilitary forces, according to a maritime expert......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

China’s fishing fleet a militia force

The naval and Coast Guard vessels of the People's Republic of China (PRC) have consistently drawn attention in the heavily disputed South China Sea, especially with the completion of military bases on artificial islands that China has built on Philippine-claimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago. What has not often drawn attention is the presence in the region of China's maritime militia. While the vessels look like fishing boats, they should not be taken lightly, said Gregory Poling, director of Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Force for intimidation They intimidate the vessels of other claiman...Keep on reading: China’s fishing fleet a militia force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

US urged to clarify scope of Mutual Defense Treaty in sea dispute

MANILA, Philippines --- The United States should clarify how its Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the Philippines applies to the situation in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).   For Gregory Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, it's a high time for the US to settle the questions surrounding the scope of the 66-year-old treaty.   The South China Sea expert said "one of the biggest strategic mistakes" of the Obama administration was the failure to sort out how the treaty comes into play when push comes to shove in the disputed waters.   "I would argue that one of the biggest strategic mistakes of the O...Keep on reading: US urged to clarify scope of Mutual Defense Treaty in sea dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Duterte’s China push needs to find the sweet spot

MANILA, Philippines – The divisive political dispute over the country’s West Philippine Sea strategy was aptly illustrated by former ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta when he stood up to speak his mind in a maritime forum held in Makati. “Our country is so polarized now. If you disagree with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

‘Security cooperation would reduce confrontation in South China Sea’

HANOI --- Maritime law enforcementagencies should help uphold order, not become the tools of governments to "project power and change the order" in the East Sea, said Dr Pham Lan Dung, vice president of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. The ill-advised practice of unilateral moves has "resulted in a number of confrontations" in the region -- one of the busiest sea lanes in the world -- she said and called for deepened cooperation between the agencies of littoral countries. Her remarks were made as the legal expert was addressing the 'Fostering maritime security cooperation in the South China Sea' workshop held yesterday in Hanoi, which in its third reiteration, drew the partic...Keep on reading: ‘Security cooperation would reduce confrontation in South China Sea’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Six missing after U.S. military aircraft crash off Japan

WASHINGTON/TOKYO — Six U.S. military personnel were missing following a still-unexplained mishap off the coast of Japan on Thursday involving two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, which may have crashed in mid-air, U.S. officials said. Japan’s defense ministry said that its maritime forces had rescued one person. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing. The Marine Corps […] The post Six missing after U.S. military aircraft crash off Japan appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Claiming our sovereign rights in WPS – a guide for present and future generation

Last Nov. 24, as keynote speaker of the first general assembly of Akademyang Filipino, an organization whose members include National Artists, National Scientists and the country’s Ramon Magsaysay awardees Law of the Sea advocates stressed, “We all have one common purpose – to DEFEND, PROTECT and PRESERVE Philippine maritime entitlement in the West Philippine Sea.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018