There is now, however, a loan window for acquiring new ships.
That experience will just be the domain of the middle-aged and the oldies.
The country is too skittish now about ship accidents when in other countries that is considered part and parcel of sailing.
Another MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority, the Philippines regulatory body on shipping) administration has passed, that of Marcial Quirico Amaro III which to think was a rarity because he was a true mariner (can we call his predecessor Maximo A.
Mejia a mariner too because he was a graduate of Annapolis and he taught at the World Maritime University in Sweden? When a mariner is appointed Administrator of MARINA the hopes of the mariners goes high because for a long time they have seen their sector ruled by lawyers (well, if they look at the regional heads of MARINA they will find out there are more lawyers there).
And with that will come the threat to the lives of our old ships especially the old ferries.