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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 »

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 »

3 killed, 110 rescued in sinking of ferry near Southern Leyte

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The death toll in the sinking of MV Maharlika II, an inter-island ferry, near Southern Leyte, rose to three on Sunday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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

Search and rescue operations underway for Maharlika 2 passengers, crew

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Rescue teams are searching for passengers and crew of MV Maharlika 2 which sank in the waters between Surigao and Panaon Island, San Ricardo town, Southern Leyte about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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