JBLFMU’S TRAINING SHIP SETS SAIL

JBLFMU’S TRAINING SHIP SETS SAIL
January 16, 2019 https://thedailyguardian.net/society/jblfmus-training-ship-sets-sail/

THE John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University recently inaugurated its first training ship, M/V John B. Lacson.

Leading the historic ceremony were Dr. Mary Lou Lacson-Arcelo, JBLFMU president emeritus; and her son and JBLFMU CEO, Dr. Ronald Lacson Sebastian along with ship Capt. Vicente Fedelicio, chairman of the university affiliate JBL Maritime Vanguard Inc.

Philippine shipping sees little effect from Hanjin crisis; Hanjin recovery 'uncertain' – Fitch Ratings

PH shipping sees little effect from Hanjin crisis
GENIVI FACTAO January 15, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/ph-shipping-sees-little-effect-from-hanjin-c...

Stakeholders and leaders in the maritime industry downplayed the impact of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines on the shipping industry, as the country maintains its position as the fifth largest ship-building nation.

The Future of Maritime Trade? Unmanned Ships

The Future of Maritime Trade? Unmanned Ships
Maroosha Muzaffar JAN 20 2019

Although the two offshore vessels were hundreds of miles apart on Dec. 3, 2018 — one off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, the other on a voyage between Parainen and Nauvo in Finland — they were bound by technological innovation: Both set sail without a crew and were operated remotely.

Manila broadens discussions with overseas firms to acquire bust Hanjin Subic

Manila broadens discussions with overseas firms to acquire bust Hanjin Subic
Sam Chambers January 18th, 2019 https://splash247.com/manila-broadens-discussions-with-overseas-firms-to...

Authorities in the Philippines are determined to give Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) every chance of surviving, with an initial eight-year rehabilitation plan under discussion.

Arroyo calls for RORO revival, expansion

Arroyo calls for RORO revival, expansion
Ben Rosario January 18, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/01/18/arroyo-calls-for-roro-revival-expansion/

Former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday called for the revival and expansion of the Roll-On, Roll-Off (RORO) transport, one of the projects discontinued by her successor, former President Benigno Aquino III.

Coast Guard tows RoRo ship that broke down at sea in Visayas

Coast Guard tows RoRo ship that broke down at sea in Visayas
Robert Dejon - January 19, 2019 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1074914/coast-guard-tows-roro-ship-that-br...

ORMOC CITY — Coast Guard ship BRP Nueva Ecija 3502 escorted to Danao City in Cebu a RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) ship that broke down after it left the Port of Isabel in Leyte on Saturday morning.

Moscow extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

Moscow extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen
January 18, 2019 http://www.themeditelegraph.com/en/shipping/shipowners/2019/01/18/moscow...

Kiev - A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight Ukrainian seamen whowere among 24 captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews were fired at and seized by the Russians in November

IMO Leader Focused on Seafarers' Training

IMO Leader Focused on Seafarers' Training
Jan 17, 2019 https://ohsonline.com/articles/2019/01/17/imo-leader-focused-on-seafarer...

Several key questions will require focus from all stakeholders, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said, including what standards seafarers will be required to meet with respect to education, training, and certification to qualify them for the jobs of the future.

IMB Piracy Report 2018: Attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

IMB Piracy Report 2018: Attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea
16/01/2019 https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/imb-piracy-report-2018-attac...

Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals.

Collective push to boost PH maritime education system sought

Collective push to boost PH maritime education system sought
Aerol John Pateña/PNA January 16, 2019 https://ptvnews.ph/collective-push-to-boost-ph-maritime-education-system...

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