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Coast Guard allows large interisland vessels to sail in 3 Cebu routes

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Noting improved sea conditions in some parts of the Visayas and northern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has allowed interisland vessels weighing over 250 gross tons to sail in at least three routes.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard allows interisland vessels to sail as ‘Ruby’ still 1,600 km off northeastern Mindanao

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With Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) still over 1,600 kilometers off northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday allowed interisland vessels to ply their routes in Southern Tagalog, Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sunken ferry jointly owned by DOTC, DPWH

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
A Philippine Air Force helicopter lands at Lipata Port after surveyingthe area off Surigao-Leyte channel where MV Maharlika 2 capsized.

A sister ferry of the ill-fated MV Maharlika 2 has been barred from sailing, raising questions about the seaworthiness of the government-operated fleet.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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

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 »

Stranded passengers in Bicol ports rise to over 700 due to rough seas

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The number of stranded passengers in Bicol ports rose to over 700 as port authorities maintained the suspension of sea travel due to rough seas.

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