By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the Manila-bound cargo vessel that reportedly collided with the Navotas-based fishing boat Dan Israel-G on Wednesday night three nautical miles off Ternate, Cavite, leaving four fishermen dead and three others missing.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
Five persons, including a Korean, were rescued on Sunday morning after 40 hours of floating at sea after their pump boat capsized during the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Basyang” on Friday.
At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police said, amid fears people may still be trapped in the stricken vessel.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday said they may have to stop the search and retrieval operations for victims of the Cebu sea tragedy, citing safety concerns, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said.
By Jose Santino Bunachita
, Peter L. Romanillos
Three weeks after the tragic sea accident in Lauis Ledge, the Special Board of Marine Inquiry (SBMI) has wrapped up its investigation.
He only finished Grade 4 but 50-year-old Talisay City fisherman Dennis Reyes said he knows he can contribute more especially for fellow Filipinos. That opportunity came Friday night on Aug. 16 after he saw red flares in the sky that signaled a vessel was in trouble. He joined other fisher folk in rescuing passengers of [...]
Authorities began Friday a formal inquiry into a collision between a ferry and a cargo ship off Cebu which killed at least 80 people and left 40 missing, as they considered calling off the search for survivors.
The death toll from the sea tragedy last week off Talisay City rose to 75 on Thursday as four more bodies were recovered from the sunken St. Thomas Aquinas, authorities said yesterday.
The death toll of the Aug. 16 sinking of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas reached 71 yesterday. But only 26 recovered bodies were released to their families as of yesterday afternoon. Kinfolk were able to complete the paperwork, such as presentation of birth or marriage certificates, said social worker Edna Regudo. Other documents required for [...]
Philippine rescuers battled rough seas Sunday in a bleak search for 85 people missing in the country’s latest ferry disaster, but hopes were fading of finding any survivors.
Rolando Manliguis, 35, was watching a live band when “suddenly I heard what sounded like a blast…. the singer was thrown in front of me.” He said he rushed to wake up his wife and daughter but the water was rising fast.
By Mar Arguelles
, Shiena M. Barrameda
Poor lashing of a bus onboard may have caused a ferry to tilt off balance and sink off Burias Island in Masbate province early Friday, killing two people and leaving four others missing.
A Cebuano shipping executive of Sulpicio Lines Inc. was cleared of criminal liability by the Court of Appeals in relation to the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars.