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Coast Guard fails to remove Viet ship

Coast guards on Monday failed anew to extract a 2,999-ton Vietnamese cargo ship that was washed ashore by strong waves spawned by Tropical Storm “Gorio” in Barangay (village) San Roque, 2 kilometers from the city proper.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

MV Princess of the Stars: 5 years after sinking, they’re still waiting

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FORENSICS inspect items recovered from the shipwreck of MV Princess of the Stars, signs that hundreds of bodies are still trapped in the ill-fated ship. The salvaging of the sunken ship continues after five years in San Fernando, Romblon, in Sibuyan Island. PHOTO BY MARICAR CINCO

How many times has he been to Sibuyan Island in Romblon? Delfin Clemente has lost count. The 53-year-old man has been there since Day One of the search operations and witnessed how the death toll grew. The hull of a capsized ship, bobbing out of the waters, had drawn international attention until it was finally towed away.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bad weather hampers rescue efforts

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THE MV LADY of Mount Carmel. CONTRIBUTED BY NERI JAZUL

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol has stopped its search and rescue (SAR) operation for seven missing passengers of the MV Lady of Mount Carmel that sank off Burias Island in Masbate on Friday and transferred the task of monitoring shorelines in the coastal villages of Aroroy town in Masbate to the community for floating bodies or debris.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ship that almost sank off Iloilo port has 8 holes

Divers found at least eight holes in the hull of a ship that nearly sank 10 nautical miles from the Iloilo port on Saturday.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No signs of missing ferry passengers

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THE MV LADY of Mount Carmel. CONTRIBUTED BY NERI JAZUL

Search and rescue (SAR) operations in the waters off Burias Island of Masbate continued on Sunday but with no success in finding the remaining seven missing passengers of the ill-fated MV Lady of Mount Carmel.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 dead as boat capsizes in Pampanga

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The bodies of five people who were reported missing after their boat capsized in the Pampanga River in San Luis on Tuesday were recovered by search teams on Wednesday, police said.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Appeals court clears Sulpicio Lines exec of liability over ship sinking

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The Court of Appeals has cleared an executive of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability over the sinking of MV Princess of the Stars in 2008.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Myanmar ship sinks off Bolinao; 1 killed, 14 missing

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A crew member died while 14 others were declared missing when a foreign vessel sank in the West Philippine Sea off Bolinao, Pangasinan, on Saturday night, reports from the Philippine Coast Guard said Sunday.

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

Captain of sunken vessel faces quiz on manifest discrepancies

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Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo said Wednesday night that the captain of the ill-fated MV Josille 2 that sank while en route to El Nido Island, Palawan, will be questioned regarding the discrepancies in the number of the vessel’s passengers.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5 dead, 54 rescued from sunken ship in Palawan

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Five were confirmed dead and 54 were rescued from the passenger cargo vessel that capsized late Tuesday night en route to El Nido Island in Palawan, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Wednesday.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Search, rescue work on high gear for capsized cargo vessel in Palawan

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Search and rescue operations for a passenger cargo vessel that capsized off El Nido, Palawan, Tuesday evening, went on high gear Wednesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Indian ferry capsizes; 35 dead, 165 feared missing

A packed ferry boat capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeastern India late Monday, leaving at least 35 people dead and 165 others feared missing, police said.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Princess’ hull disappears but memories stay afloat

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SAN FERNANDO, Sibuyan Island—For three years, they have learned to live with the ship’s hull bobbing above water, a sight that routinely greeted them every day. Now, they stare at the open, empty sea. “It’s a relief,” said fisherman Domingo Rosas, 48. “At least you don’t remember that much anymore the tragedy brought by that [...]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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