Philippines

DOE Philippines calls public for comments on energy draft

The Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines issued a draft Department Circular entitled ‘Policies to Enhance the Net-Metering Program for Renewable Energy Systems and other Mechanisms to Ensure Energy Security”‘, and now asks from the public to issue their feedback.

PNX Petroleum secures deal for LPG offtake venture in Brunei

PNX Petroleum Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Davao-based oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, recently signed a partnership with Singapore-based Hengyi Industries International for an LPG offtake venture in Brunei.

Philippines declare Dengue fever epidemic

Standard Club advised that the Philippines declared a national dengue virus epidemic in early August after reporting a significant increase in dengue cases from 2018. Dengue is spread through infected mosquitos; therefore, operators should be aware that crew members embarking from the Philippines may be carriers of the dengue virus.

Ship suffers engine failure off Samar, 48 evacuated

The Philippine Coast Guard rescued a total of 48 passengers and crew from the ship ‘Twins G-2’, while at the vicinity waters of Barangay Astorga, Daram, Samar, on 30 August. Investigation revealed that an engine failure started due to the explosion of the starboard’s engine fuel line.

149 passengers rescued from listing ship off Cebu

The Philippine Coast Guard rescued a total of 149 passengers and 18 crew members from the cargo ship ‘Mika Mari 8’, which listed heavily while at Port of Consuelo, Cebu, on Saturday. Four of the passengers suffered minor injuries and were brought to hospital as a result.

Chinese owner makes apology for fishing boat sinking in Recto Bank

The shipowner of the Chinese vessel that took part in the June 2019 incident near Recto Bank, has now apologized to the Filipino fishermen, whose boat was damaged. However, they highlighted that the collision was accidental. Due to the collision, Gem-Ver1 sank, and the 22 Filipino crew were in the water for several hours, before being rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat. 

Four die, dozens missing after RoRo ship catches fire off Philippines

Four persons died and dozens are missing after a RoRo ship caught fire while at sea off Dapitan City, south Philippines, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, over 100 passengers and crew have been rescued. The M/V Lite Ferry 16 was carrying 150 passengers and 37 crew members when it left Samboan, Cebu.

Three capsized ferry boats result to 31 dead in the Philippines

The Philippines were struck by a fatal incident, after three passenger motorboats capsized off the city Iloilo, Panay, on Saturday, August 3. The capsized incident resulted to 31 of the passengers found dead, according to Iloilo city officials. 

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