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Philippines repatriates over 13,000 distressed seafarers

Philippines repatriates over 13,000 distressed seafarers

  A group of 668 seafarers landed today at an airport in Manilla, the Philippines, breaking the 13,000 figure of repatriated seafarers who were displaced by the...

Coast Guard evacuates injured sailor off Philippines

Coast Guard evacuates injured sailor off Philippines

  The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) evacuated an injured crew member of a Chinese cargo vessel off Corregidor Island, Cavite, on January 12, 2020. The ship,...

Shipping industry organisations call for progress on key sulphur cap issues at IMO

Philippines: Ship owners struggle to meet sulfur cap 

  Shipping companies in the Philippines are struggling to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulations governing the sulfur cap, which...

Philippines addresses STCW shortcomings ahead EMSA audit

Philippines addresses STCW shortcomings ahead EMSA audit

  The Philippines authorities say they have filed reports addressing all the deficiencies in its maritime training and certification by the European Maritime Safety...

Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

A car carrier that caught fire off the coast of the Philippines was abandoned near Reed Bank on June 17, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has said. The ship, the Diamond...

Rift between Customs, PIA intensifies over $1.6m smuggled heroin

Fishermen find cocaine worth $4m in Philippines 

Filipino fishermen have fished nearly 40 kilogrammes of cocaine worth over four million dollars from waters off an eastern Philippines province, police said on Tuesday....

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

The Philippine Coast Guard said it has rescued the two abducted crewmen of fishing boat Sri Dewi 1 who were kidnapped in September 2018. One of the crew members was...

US LNG exports reshaping global shipping flows

Philippines considers bidders for LNG terminal project

Philippine Energy Secretary, Alfonso Cusi, on Tuesday said the government has short-listed three different groups to build and operate its first liquefied natural gas...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Erratic president of Philippines sacks all top customs officials

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who is well known for his erratic behavior and uncouth utterances, on Thursday fired the head of the Bureau of Customs and ordered...

Cargo ship runs aground in Philippines

Cargo ship runs aground in Philippines

Three holes have been found in the hull of a cargo vessel which ran aground on Sunday off Agusan del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard said in a statement. At the time of...

Philippines stops human smuggling on cruise ship in Bataan

Philippines stops human smuggling on cruise ship in Bataan

Philippine authorities have stopped a smuggling attempt of 139 persons aboard a cruise ship in Bataan. The Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of...

Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna

Australia bans ‘Thorco Luna’ from its ports 

The Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna has been banned from Australian ports after it was detained for the third time this year for consistently failing to meet...