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South Korean ship runs aground, everyone rescued

A cruise ship, right, approaches to rescue passengers from  another cruise ship that ran aground in waters off the southwestern coast near Hongdo, South Korea, Tuesday. AP

A South Korean cruise ship ran aground off the southwestern coast Tuesday but all of the 109 people aboard the vessel have been rescued, coast guard officers said.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll in Leyte ferry disaster rises to six

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In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.  AP

The death toll in the sunken roll-on, roll-off MV Maharlika 2 rose to six as search an‎d retrieval operations of the Philippine Coast Guard continue off Southern Leyte coast.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maharlika 2 ferry was ‘old,’ ‘rusty’ – survivor, PPA exec

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MV Maharlika 4, sister ship of the ill-fated ferry, arrived after a rescue mission that saved 29 passengers. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JUN CLERIGO

Old, rusty and creaky. This was how survivors of the roll-on, roll-off MV Maharlika 2 described the ill-fated interisland ferry, which sank on Saturday night due to engine trouble and bad weather off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard teams continue search for 3 missing in ferry sinking

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In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

Search and rescue teams fielded by the Philippine Coast Guard have continued looking for three missing passengers of the roll-on, roll-off ferry MV Maharlika Dos (also identified as MV Maharlika 2 and MV Maharlika II in reports), which sank early Saturday night in the waters between Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Red Cross issues initial list of 68 survivors from ferry sinking

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In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.  AP

The Philippine Red Cross Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte chapters issued Sunday this initial list of survivors from the MV Maharlika II, which sank in waters between Surigao and Panaon Islands in San Ricardo town, Southern Leyte, after experiencing engine trouble:

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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