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What Went Before: MV Princess of the Stars

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In a July 2 ruling, the Supreme Court absolved the owner of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability in connection with the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars off Romblon province, which resulted in the death of about 800 passengers and crew.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Victims’ kin question SC ruling on Sulpicio Lines


The families of some victims in the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision absolving the vessel’s owner of criminal liability in the 2008 tragedy that claimed more than 800 lives.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCG has yet to name ship that rammed boat

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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.

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

5 in capsized boat rescued after 40 hours at sea


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.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

At least 6 dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort Pattaya—police

Relatives react as they watch from the pier while Thai rescue officers transport the injured tourists from the sea after a boat accident in Pattaya, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Six tourists, including three foreigners, were killed when an overcrowded ferry sank, police said.  AP PHOTO/DAILY NEWS

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.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »