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No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

Apr. 26 | The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is implementing a “no sail zone” policy in several Manila areas during the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, chaired by the Philippines, on April 26 to 29, 2017. In Notice...

PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

Jan. 31 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase its presence and conduct more patrols in the waters off Zamboanga Peninsula and Basilan following reports from domestic shipping lines of increased piracy...

PH shipping group petitions for stronger gov’t action vs sea pirates

PH shipping group petitions for stronger gov’t action vs sea pirates

Jan. 17 | In the International Maritime Bureau Annual Piracy Report for 2016, IMB advised charterers and owners to consider avoiding the Sulu Sea by routing vessels West of Kalimantan. Domestic shipping lines are requesting the Philippine government to increase...

Tug assistance is optional, PH ports agency clarifies

Tug assistance is optional, PH ports agency clarifies

Dec. 27 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said it did not completely suspend the tug assistance requirement but only made it optional in most cases and compulsory in some. “What we suspended is the compulsory tug assistance. In effect, we have made it optional....

PH ports agency to revive shelved efforts to ratify FAL Convention

PH ports agency to revive shelved efforts to ratify FAL Convention

Dec. 12 | The Philippines, through the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), is resuscitating plans to adopt the Facilitation of the International Maritime Traffic Convention of 1965, popularly known as the FAL Convention. The PPA led the crafting of the ratification...

Duterte’s Japan state visit yields $1.8B in private investments

Duterte’s Japan state visit yields $1.8B in private investments

Oct. 31 | TWELVE private business agreements worth US$1.8 billion were sealed during the recent three-day state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Japan. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in a press conference, said aside from the signed deals, Japanese...

Marina corrects timing of random ship checks to prevent departure delays

Marina corrects timing of random ship checks to prevent departure delays

Oct. 26 | The Maritime Industry Authority-Enforcement Group (Marina-ES) has agreed to conduct random inspection of vessels while the ships are unloading cargo—not while they are set to leave—to avoid forestalling their departure. Philippine Inter-island Shipping...

Aquino signs order giving teeth to drive vs PH maritime transport security risks

Aquino signs order giving teeth to drive vs PH maritime transport security risks

Feb. 16 | The Philippine government has issued a new measure that reinforces the country’s international commitment to fighting security threats against the maritime transportation system. Executive Order 197, signed on February 4 by President Benigno Aquino...

Manila sea traffic limited during APEC summit

Manila sea traffic limited during APEC summit

Nov. 5 | Maritime traffic in some areas in Metro Manila will be prohibited during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the country this month, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). In a recent Notice to Mariners, PCG advised all maritime...

PH ports observe international rules on dangerous goods handling—PPA

PH ports observe international rules on dangerous goods handling—PPA

Aug. 16 | The handling of dangerous goods in the country’s ports complies with international guidelines, said the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in a statement issued on August 14, a day after massive explosions traced to a logistics warehouse handling dangerous...
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