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Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize

Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast. Hundreds of people are missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. AP

The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized slipped into a second day Thursday, as distraught relatives maintained an agonised vigil on shore.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea says 295 missing in ferry disaster

South Korea rescue helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MMDA: One more try for Pasig River ferries

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The Pasig River ferry service in 2007.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It last “sank” as a business venture in 2011, but the worsening traffic condition in the metropolis is causing authorities to give it another try, hopefully on a more viable scale.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Four passengers airlifted from fire-hit North Sea ferry

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A fire broke out late Saturday on a ferry in the North Sea, causing seven people to be airlifted to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, British coastguard officials said.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ferry disaster is 5th tragedy for Philippine firm

DENTED. Volunteers search near the damaged cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday. AP

A company whose cargo ship was involved in the Philippines’ latest ferry disaster confirmed Saturday its vessels were involved in four other tragedies that claimed more than 5,000 lives.

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

Despite name change, disaster hounds Sulpicio Lines

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The damage to the bow of the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete is seen Saturday Aug.17, 2013, a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines. AP

Five years ago, Sulpicio Lines Inc. changed its name following the 2008 sinking of its biggest passenger vessel in Romblon for a fresh start.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Family reunited following Cebu maritime disaster

A survivor, left, of the ill-fated passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas, cries as she is reunited with her relatives at the ticketing office of a shipping company, Saturday Aug.17, 2013, a day after the ferry collided with a cargo ship, the Sulpicio Express Siete, off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines. Divers combed through a sunken ferry Saturday to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people still missing from an overnight collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and leaving many others trapped. At least 28 were confirmed dead and hundreds rescued. The captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas, which was approaching the port late Friday, ordered the ship abandoned when it began listing and then sank just minutes after collision with the MV Sulpicio Express, coast guard deputy chief Rear Adm. Luis Tuason said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A man, carrying his young daughter, cried in happiness on seeing his wife alive at the relief operations here Saturday morning.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Search for 172 passengers, crew suspended

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Rescue operations for at least 200 passengers and crew who remained missing after the ferry they were on collided with a cargo vessel off Cebu has been suspended due to rough waters, officials said Saturday.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

History of ferry disasters in the Philippines

A cluster of life rafts floate near the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete with its damaged bow a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines, Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. Divers combed through a sunken ferry Saturday to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people still missing from an overnight collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and leaving many others trapped. At least 28 were confirmed dead and hundreds rescued. The captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas, which was approaching the port late Friday, ordered the ship abandoned when it began listing and then sank just minutes after collision with the MV Sulpicio Express, coast guard deputy chief Rear Adm. Luis Tuason said. AP

The sinking of a ferry following a collision with a cargo ship is the latest of many deadly accidents to have plagued the Philippines’ sea transport industry.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

24 dead as 2 ships collide near Cebu port

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Survivors at a hospital in Cebu, central Philippines late Friday Aug. 16, 2013. Passenger ferry MV Thomas Aquinas with nearly 700 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu on Friday night after colliding with a cargo vessel, and a survivor said he saw bodies in the sea. AP

Death toll in the ship collision in Cebu has reached 24 as rescue operations continued to find the missing passengers, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Search continues for 7 missing in ferry sinking

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Search-and-rescue teams failed to find Saturday any of seven people listed missing after Friday’s sinking of the interisland roll-on-roll-off ferry MV Lady of Mount Carmel off Burias Island in Masbate.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard sends tugboat to rescue distressed vessel off Batangas

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The Coast Guard in this city has responded to the call for help of a ferry boat that developed engine trouble more than an hour after sailing off from Batangas port Monday morning.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ferry with 100 aboard capsizes in Bangladesh

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News reports say a ferry packed with more than 100 people has capsized in a river in central Bangladesh.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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