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Vietnam-flagged tanker goes missing, hijack feared

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A Vietnam-flagged tanker has gone missing en route from Singapore to the Vietnamese port of Quang Tri and is feared hijacked, a world piracy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid growing concern over piracy in Southeast Asian waters.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | 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 »

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea


Malaysia’s navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Captain not at helm of capsized Korean ferry–probers

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

5,500 passengers stranded in Matnog port—OCD

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Around 5,500 passengers bound for Samar province were stranded at Matnog port in Sorsogon after maritime authorities suspended ferry crossings due to turbulent seas churned up by tropical depression “Agaton”, the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol said Saturday.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »