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By Mar S. Arguelles
Around 5,500 passengers bound for Samar province were stranded at Matnog port in Sorsogon after maritime authorities suspended ferry crossings due to turbulent seas churned up by tropical depression “Agaton”, the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol said Saturday.
By TJ Burgonio
Relatives of the 80 dead and 40 missing in the Aug. 16 collision of a ferry and a cargo ship near the port of Cebu City wondered why the captain of the cargo vessel has not been suspended.
A cargo vessel carrying 10,517 bags of fertilizer ran aground off Oslob, Cebu after it was battered by waves Monday night while on its way from Isabel, Leyte to Dipolog City.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Divers over the weekend recovered another body from the sunken wreck of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, bringing to 116 the death toll in the Aug. 16 collision between the passenger ship and the cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Siete off Talisay City in Cebu.
Two weeks of sifting through the sunken vessel MV St. Thomas Aquinas to find and retrieve the remains of victims of the Aug. 16 sea tragedy highlighted the need for Cebu to train its own crew of technical divers. “We lack technical divers who could have helped us in the retrieval operation here,” said Gerry [...]
Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country’s defense minister said Monday during a US visit.
Four Chinese government ships were on Monday sailing in waters around islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing, the Japanese coastguard said.
THE Regional Development Council 7 (RDC-7) has requested the Maritime Industry Authority to strictly implement the quality standards of high speed ferries that operate in the region.
By Madonna Virola
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.
By Tina G. Santos
The second, bigger crane ship that would help remove portions of the USS Guardian, which remains stuck in Tubbataha Reef in Palawan, is expected to arrive at the site on Saturday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
By Matikas Santos
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has ordered an immediate assessment of the environmental damage on the Tubbataha Reefs after a United States Ship ran aground there Thursday last week.
Five fishermen, whose motor boat sank last weekend off the coast of Cavite due to big waves, were rescued hours later by the crew of a passing fishing boat near Fortune island, also in the same province, according to the Philippine Coast Guard detachment in Nasugbu, Batangas.
By Carinne Asutilla
The Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) has suspended the safety certificate of MV Zamboanga Ferry after it ran aground at the port of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental after being battered by strong waves and winds on Thursday morning.