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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 »

5,500 passengers stranded in Matnog port—OCD

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Matnog port. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kin of ship collision victims wonder why Sulpicio captain still not suspended

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Sulpicio Express Siete. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cargo ship runs aground off Cebu

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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.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Cebu ferry collision reaches 116

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Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP

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.

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

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