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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said there are plans to rehabilitate the Cape Bojedor light house, a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos. Cape Bojeador, which was first lit back in 1892, was a structure built under the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. Currently, it still serves international ships entering…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Ten Indonesian pirates who seized an oil tanker off the east coast of the Malay peninsula were arrested by Malaysia’s coast guard on Thursday, officials said. Commando units were rushed by helicopter to the Thai-flagged tanker, which was carrying $1.7 million worth of diesel, after it vanished off…

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Needham engineering software maker PTC Inc. will relocate its global headquarters in early 2019 to Boston’s Seaport District, where it plans to house more than 1,000 employees in the top half of a new 17-story office building. PTC signed a lease for an initial 248,911 square feet on nine floors…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: Fort Lauderdale, long regarded in the maritime community as the yachting capital of the world, is adding to its international clout with the entry of another foreign boat manufacturer. Turkish shipyard Sirena Marine has established Fort Lauderdale as its new US headquarters for its Sirena Yachts division.…

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BACOLOD CITY: Some eight personnel of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Veterinary Quarantine Services in Western Visayas are augmenting the quarantine inspection services in the ports of Negros Occidental in the wake of the bird flu outbreak in Luzon. Sulmer Gamarcha, veterinary quarantine inspector of the BAI Veterinary Quarantine…

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TAGBILARAN CITY: The government’s efforts to make fish accessible and affordable to Boholanos continue as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday turned over a P3-million Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) to the local government unit (LGU) of Baclayon. The Baclayon CFLC is a two-storey facility located…

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After over two decades, the Gujarat government, which was the first to lay down a port policy in the country in 1995, has decided to revive the policy that would nearly double the existing port (480 million tons) capacity to 1 billion tons by 2020 besides identifying new locations for…

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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan: A Mississippi-based company has been awarded a contract to repair the USS Fitzgerald after it was damaged in a June 17 collision that killed seven sailors off Japan. Huntington Ingalls Industries was chosen because it would be able to restore the guided-missile destroyer at its Ingalls…

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ALAMEDA, California: The Balclutha, a 131-year-old sailing ship that is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, is about to get some much needed maintenance at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. The work will include adding a modern feature to the steel-hulled, square-rigged ship: a wheel chair lift.…

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TIANJIN CITY: More Chinese tourists aboard cruise ships from Tianjin International Cruise Home Port will see for themselves the beautiful islands of the Philippines in the coming years. According to Tianjin Cruise Port General Manager Zhang Zhendong, the Philippines is one of the target destinations being considered under future expansion…

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