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Sunken ferry jointly owned by DOTC, DPWH

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

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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 »

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 »

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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