Philippines

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. 

ICTSI Manila welcomes more container-handling equipment

Manila-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) equipped its Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) with another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).

Poor lookout of Filipino fishers caused Recto Bank allision, says PCG

The Filipino fishing boat ‘F/B Gem-Vir I’ was hit by a Chinese vessel because the Filipino fishermen failed to maintain a proper lookout, said the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) following investigation of the incident that occurred on 9 June, off the West Philippine Sea. 

Asia saw fewer total shipping losses in 2018

The frequency and cost of collision, grounding and fire incidents has increased in some areas for Asian-based ship owners and managers, but the number of total losses as a whole has reduced significantly over the past 12 months, said Allianz in its recent Shipping and Safety review 2019.

Chinese hit and run against Filipino vessel spikes tensions

As local sources report, a Filipino fishing boat, that had 22 fishermen onboard, sank after being hit by an alleged Chinese vessel, in Reed Bank, in the South China Sea. Since the area of the incident is in the middle of disputes, the accident increased the already existent tension between the countries.

Fire breaks out on car carrier off Philippines

A K-Line car carrier called ‘Diamond Highway’ has been abandoned in the South China Sea, as fire erupted on board the ship on June 16. Because of the fire, all 25 of the crew members had to abandon the ship. After the crew abandoned the ship, they were rescued by the bulk carrier ‘Canupos Leader’ and are being transported to Thailand.

Reducing the risk of nickel ore loading in Philippines or Indonesia

As Gard informs, the mandatory notification requirement for the carriage of nickel ore loaded in Philippines and Indonesia still applies. This loss prevention initiative was launched in 2012 and allows for early interaction with ship operators and an opportunity to reduce the risks arising by this cargo.

Interferry: Key lessons from Philippines safety project

Global trade association Interferry published key lessons from the FERRYSAFE project, initiated earlier in 2019 to study safety advances in the Philippines. The project team has completed the second of two visits to the country and is now developing best practice guidance to assist the IMO and other nations.

Philippines is amongst the top 5 polluters globally

CNN Philippines highlighted the fact that they’re amongst the top 5 polluters, referring to the striking example of a young goosed beaked whale that died in the Davao Gulf as researchers pulled out approximately 90 pounds of plastic from inside it.

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