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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 »

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