BRENDA V. PIMENTEL

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Fitter Candido Bantayan Jr. hitched his star to a seafaring dream, which he nurtured despite his inability to finish a marine-related course. Born in Tondo, Manila and a product of public education, Fitter Bantayan tried to work his way through college and enrolled in Marine Engineering at the Feati University,…

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For the longest time, questions were raised on how Philippine ships engaged in domestic voyages are measured, considering the fleet consists of second-hand vessels imported from our neighboring countries in East Asia. Most of these upon reaching Philippine shores are converted into different types of ships, or refitted to increase…

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) last week conducted a workshop for maritime teachers and instructors on teaching the energy efficient operation of ships, which will help enhance the Philippines’ maritime training curriculum, organizers said. The national workshop on the “Implementation IMO Model Course 4.05…

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Preparations for the holding of the National Maritime Summit are underway with Government and industry putting together a program that will muster stakeholders to high-level discussions towards crafting a national maritime agenda. Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade announced the convening of the April 2017 summit during the Philippine Association of…

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) in 2002 following the attack on the Twin Towers in the US. The Code aims to detect threats to security and introduce measures to prevent security incidents on ships and port facilities. The Code…

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I am beginning to get an overdose of the news, commentaries and discourses on the environmental destruction caused by mining, which has obliterated the verdant surface of our archipelago. Add to this the presence of fish pens and cages that gradually changed the freshness of the waters of Laguna Bay…

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The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will host the 9th Ports and Shipping Conference from February 22 to 24 at the Peninsula Hotel, Manila with more than a hundred decision makers, shipping lines, cargo handlers and port operators and other logistics stakeholders expected to attend. The event is considered the biggest…

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Reacting to my column last Saturday on the subject of safety management system, friends in the maritime sector asked what is it we should expect Government’s next step to ensure that the safety management system (SMS) works. We all know that whenever a maritime casualty takes place, government response involves…