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2,500 stranded at Sorsogon port due to lack of RoRo vessels

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Close to 2,500 passengers and more than a hundred vehicles were marooned since Monday evening at the Matnog port in Sorsogon while another four-kilometer queue of vehicles were waiting to get to the port amid a shortage of roll-on-roll-off vessels to bring them across to the port of Allen in Samar.

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

Boy swept away by river; 228 survive as ship runs aground due to ‘Auring’

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Dumaguete residents help in the rescue of passengers of the MV Zamboanga ferry, which ran aground Thursday morning off the coast of the city. FILE PHOTO

A passenger vessel ran aground on Thursday, after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by tropical depression Auring, but all 228 passengers—many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays—were rescued unharmed, authorities said.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard puts all units on alert for low pressure area

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Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its units in the Visayas and Mindanao under “full alert” as it also ordered them to brace for the heavy rains and possible flash floods that might result from the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Transport of firecrackers on sea vessels now requires Coast Guard permit

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With only four days to go before New Year’s Eve, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) advised the public on Friday that a permit would be needed for transporting fireworks to the provinces.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 9,000 passengers now stranded at Manila North Harbor

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:00am., 26 December 2012

More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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