Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hermosa locator to hire 3,000 workers
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
ADB OKs P17.5-M grant for coastal management projects in Zambales
2,200 US Marines arriving at Subic for Military Exercise
Jet Boat Saves Lives in Philippine Floods
SJX's specialized jet boat - semi-flat bottomed, strong aluminum sides, able to carry loads of more than 2,200 pounds - was put into action immediately after the late September typhoon that hit the Philippines. Subsequent flooding from Typhoon Nesat displaced more than 100,000 people and left 50 dead.
SJX, based in Orofino, Idaho, had sent demonstration boats to the Philippines just months earlier to show government officials how effective the boats could be in times of emergency. These jet boats - called the Muscle Jon - can operate in water as shallow as 4 inches deep, and have a specialized bottom coating along with a tunnel system for the jet drive that allows it to work in debris-littered water.
"In flood situations, our boats have to be able to operate in the midst of an unbelievable amount of debris and also be able to withstand hits by large items," said Steve Stajkowski, owner of SJX.
The boat used in the rescue operation was sent to the flood stricken area of Bulacan province, Stajkowski said. And while the boats are rated for 2,200 pounds, they can carry up to twice that in certain conditions. The one used in the rescue operation carried up to 15 people at a time, in addition to their possessions and the boat's crew.
Use of the boat drew thanks - and an apology - from the disaster management office from the Philippine city of Olongapo. The official noted that the jet boat had been hit by the roof of a house that had been swept by raging waters.
"This incident happened when the jet boat was tasked to rescue a pregnant woman and her family with four children," the official wrote, adding that the roof began dragging the boat down the river. "Fortunately, the operator successfully maneuvered the boat away from the roof, thus transporting its passengers to safety."
Typhoons are common in the Philippines and search and rescue operations are frequent. While SJX typically makes its jet boats for the recreation market, used for fishing, hunting and river camping, it more recently has found a niche in law enforcement and government. The company sold 24 boats to the military in Ecuador to be used to catch drug traffickers that use the region's vast waterways to avoid detection. Search and rescue is now another function for these unique shallow-water type jetboats.
"In 2007, we started designing boats for the military, for harbor patrol, for search and rescue," said Stajkowski. "There are a lot of rivers around the world that have black water - water that is so filled with mud and debris that you can't see what is underneath the surface, and more so in flood-stricken areas. These types of conditions are exactly why this type of boat was designed."
Labor agency issues recommendations for Subic shipyard
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Zambales, Gapo managers back dual training system for students
Subic Freeport seeks expansion in Bataan
Monday, October 17, 2011
Zambales to export Pinatubo sand to Singapore
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Olongapo City - 54th JOTA and 15th JOTI
54th JOTA and 15th JOTIThis is Philippine JOTA JOTI Station. The James L. Gordon Council of Olongapo City. We have 25 boys and girls participating this year. We are at echolink DU3EJP-L Please visit our JOTA JOTI Scouts page and leave a message for this year's jamboree. Happy JOTA JOTI fellow scouts!!!http://facebook.com/jotiscouts
Friday, October 14, 2011
Olongapo City - Scouting Month 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Olongapo City - commending Dr. Roland Fronda for composing Himno ng Olongapo
Olongapo City - winners in Math competition held in China & Singapore
Olongapo City - Gawang Gapo - JUBILEE HOMES FOR THE POOR
Monday, October 10, 2011
Olongapo City - Relief goods from Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Six dead in Subic Shipyard as ramp collapsed
theres an accident in keppel subic ship repair facility...as of now 5 dead and 8 injured... from MAYOR JAY KHONGHUN
Thursday at 10:44pm · Like · Comment
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Roselynn Corpuz Pusing awww... tsk!
Thursday at 10:46pm
Vinzralf Fres what happened? send more details...please!
Thursday at 10:47pm
Bong Marquez names please!!
Thursday at 10:48pm
Miguel Balmaceda wth
Thursday at 10:48pm
Ashain Jade Valenzuela Grabe :(
Thursday at 10:50pm · 1 person
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines a ramp/scaffoldings collapsed and crushed the workers below
Thursday at 10:50pm
Roselynn Corpuz Pusing tsk tsk... tragic... condolences to their families... :(
Thursday at 10:52pm
Bong Marquez http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/10/07/11/4-subic-shipyard-workers-killed-accident
Thursday at 10:54pm
Vinzralf Fres thanks admin..keep us updated on what is really happening in our city..thanks again.
Thursday at 10:54pm · 1 person
Richard Losadio Kindly po... Sana ma i post ung mga name ng mga na injured person. Salamat po!
Thursday at 10:55pm
Ofelia Villaflor sana matulungan agad cla ng company...
Thursday at 10:56pm
Gladies De Guzman Medel :(( awts
Thursday at 11:02pm
Ronaldo Chomat ano na nmn yan???!!!!!!!!!
Thursday at 11:11pm
Ronaldo Chomat asan na ba kayo?????
Thursday at 11:12pm
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines Inform daw muna nila next of kins before they release the names. In consideration of the families affected by this tragedy
Thursday at 11:13pm · 2 people
Ronaldo Chomat bakit d pareho ang mga balita???
Thursday at 11:13pm
Doc Do Little ano klase accident nangyari?
Thursday at 11:16pm
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines We are in a dynamic world. Don't expect news that never changes.... Every minute every second life somewhere is being created and taken away
Thursday at 11:17pm · 4 people
Doc Do Little calling safety officer ng shipyard
Thursday at 11:19pm
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines Sa Lady of Lourdes hospital daw ay 9 ang injured at may nagtext din na nasa site ng accident... 6 ang sinasabing namatay. Remember these are breaking news and we are just trying to give you info as we get them from the field
Thursday at 11:28pm · 4 people
Emy Nicolas why at lourdes hospital? bakit hnd sa gordon haspital dinala?
Thursday at 11:58pm
Vivian Atulan- Manzano anong klaseng accident?
Friday at 1:16am
Aubrey Bratinella eto poh ba yung sa DELTA? o sa HANjiN?
Friday at 2:04am
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines Hindi sa hanjin au, sa Subic Shipyard, dating Philseco na binili na ng keppel.
Friday at 4:42am · 1 person
Olongapo City Subic Bay News Philippines Ayon sa latest report, nasa critical condition ang ilang nasa ospital, lets pray for their recovery. Madami daw naputolan ng kamay at paa sa mga naaksidente dahil naipit sa scaffoldings (mga tubo) ng bumagsak na platform
Friday at 4:47am
Vivian Atulan- Manzano names please!!! good lord prayers for them'
Friday at 4:56am
Aubrey Bratinella my god.. lets pray for them po,,super sad ang news na yan.. i will definitely pray for them..:(
Friday at 4:59am
Ledor Merino because Lourdes hospital is the nearest hospital from keppel shipyard...
Friday at 7:13am
Roger Mendaros Sana mag-hire ang shipyard ng qualified Safety Officer at hindi iyong kunyari graduate lang ng college pero wala namang alam sa implementation ng proper safety procedures o wala pang experience. May website ang U.S.A. OSHA at saka CALOSHA para sa guidelines ng Safety. Doon mag-base para mag-develop ng local safety standards sa Shipyard na iyan. Marami din makukuhang information sa Shipyard Safety sa ibang website, hanapin lang kung saan kukunin. 29 1/2 years ako sa U.S. Shipyard pero hindi ako nakakita ng disgrasya na nangyayari diyan sa Subic. Naiiwasan ang disgrasya kung magaling ang Safety Officers ng Shipyard.Palakulin siya siya kung hindi marunong.
Friday at 7:54am · 2 people
Doc Do Little @Roger mendaros....100% agree ako sa sinabi mo correct ka dyan.
Friday at 4:33pm
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
ALAY LAKAD 2011 SET SUNDAY
Labels: Alay Lakad 2011