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42 sea vessels destroyed or damaged during Yolanda—PCG

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

A total of 42 vessels, mostly in Leyte province, either sank, were damaged or were reported missing during supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), a Philippine Coast Guard official said.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Additional ferries, port ease traffic in Matnog

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Matnog port. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The line of relief trucks and passenger buses going to typhoon-ravaged Samar island has eased at Matnog port in Sorsogon, after the deployment of additional ships.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

200 passengers of grounded shipping line stranded at Romblon port

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Some 200 passengers bound for Batangas at noon on Sunday were stranded at the port of Odiongan, Romblon, after the operations of the 2GO Travel and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp. were suspended in light of Friday’s ship collision in Cebu.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard puts all units on alert for low pressure area

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Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its units in the Visayas and Mindanao under “full alert” as it also ordered them to brace for the heavy rains and possible flash floods that might result from the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 9,000 passengers now stranded at Manila North Harbor

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:00am., 26 December 2012

More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ weakens into depression; no casualties reported from affected areas

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 p.m., 26 December 2012

Residents in central Philippines may now heave a sigh of relief.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ shuts down travel to South

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Tropical depression “Quinta” caused widespread travel disruption Wednesday as major ports were shut down and domestic flights and bus travel to the Visayas and Mindanao were cancelled.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

870 ship passengers stranded in Cebu due to storm ‘Quinta’

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Argao, Cebu

At least 870 passengers were stranded in Cebu after the Coast Guard barred 16 vessels from leaving Cebu port due to storm “Quinta.”

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu ferry hits barge anchored off Lapu-Lapu City

THE Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) has suspended the passenger ship safety certificate of a ferry that hit a barge anchored off  Bantolinao point, Lapu-Lapu City. The MV Lite Ferry 8 of the Lite Shipping Lines can’t sail unless it undergoes a reinspection, said Jose Cabatingan, Marina 7 spokesman. The moving  vessel struck [...]

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu Ferries, Cokaliong named cleanest ships

Cebu-based vessels that adopted best sanitation practices were recognized yesterday in award rites by by the government and industry peers. Dr. Edgardo Sabitsana, regional director of the Bureau of Quarantine, said the selection was based on  rounds of random inspection among vessels in the passenger, cargo and ferry categories. MV Cebu Ferry 3 of  Cebu [...]

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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