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Sea Quest Oversees Construction of State-of-the-Art Tanker for Major UK Defense Project

Korean shipyard specialist SeaQuest Marine Project Management has successfully completed a major project overseeing the construction of one of the UK Ministry of Defense’s latest Naval Auxiliaries that will provide support to the new UK aircraft carriers and other British & NATO naval vessels. On 12-January-2017, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and the UK Ministry of Defense (UK MOD)…

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Submarine Warfare Capability for the Philippine Navy — A Necessity

In 1998, the former Flag Officer In Command of the Philippine Navy, then Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma R Santos AFP, endorsed to the Department of National Defense the concept paper for the development of submarine capability for the Philippine Navy. VADM Santos is the proponent of the nucleus of submarine warfare in the PN. The Department of National Defense acknowledged…


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SERGS COOPERATIVE: Helping Navy personnel own their dream homes

The Seabees and Engineers Retirees and General Services (SERGS) Cooperative was established to augment the meager income of retired Navy personnel through various opportunities offered by the cooperative to its members. SERGS Coop ventured into the construction business so as to maximize the expertise of our retirees in the field of construction engineering, repair and maintenance of facilities and buildings….


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China-ASEAN Free Trade Area: Its Potentials

Last 18 August, FVR keynoted the 6th Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Cooperation (PBGEC) Forum in Nanning, Guangxi Province, and People’s Republic of China upon the invitation of the People’s Government of Guangxi and the China Development Institute. The PBGEC was established in July 2006 to reinforce the strategic partnership between China and ASEAN, boost bilateral and sub-regional economic cooperation, and speed…


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Maritime League to hold 1st Philippine International Maritime Conference and Exhibition

The Maritime League, a non-profit Filipino maritime foundation in cooperation with both the government and maritime stakeholders in the country is organizing a 2-days maritime event dubbed the 1st Philippines International Maritime Conference and Exhibition (PIMCE 2011) this November 14 to 15. With the theme “The Philippines – A land of Maritime Opportunity”, the event is aimed at providing venue…


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The Philippine Navy should plan to procure locally now

In the last issue we talked about the departure of the Philippine Navy contingent that was going to San Diego in connection with the PN’s acquiring the USCG Cutter Hamilton and some concerns expressed by some in the PN forum interested in development of the Navy. The update on this is that the PN contingent would take over officially on…


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ATI looks at PPP projects, Allots P1 billion for ports

Asian Terminals Inc., the country’s second largest port operator, said that it has extra cash for possible port acquisition this year after the company disposed its grains terminal last year. Eusebio Tanco, ATI president, told report­ers that the company has around P1 billion to spend for port acquisition for this year and expand its presence in the country. “Any opportunity…


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Anglo-Eastern’s growth expected to continue in the near-term

Anglo-Eastern has always followed basic principles of safety and quality above anything else. As the cor­nerstone of their growth, from only 38 employees in 1998 to its current workforce of 360, this has been and continues to be the basis of steady but continuous growth, in the face of industry problems and global economic downturns. Anglo-Eastern’s management, from the initial…