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5,500 passengers stranded in Matnog port—OCD

Matnog port. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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 »

Reforms in shipping industry to bring down prices of goods, says Sen. Aquino

Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

Instituting key reforms in the shipping industry will help bring down the prices of goods in the country, Senator Bam Aquino said on Friday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate probe pushed into Cebu ship collision

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is seeking a Senate investigation into last week’s sea mishap off Talisay City in Cebu to prevent simmilar accidents in the future.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

65 dead in Cebu sea collision as PCG exec hopes for ‘miracle’


MANILA, Philippines — Retrieved bodies from the Cebu sea mishap stood at 65 after Tuesday’s search operations, a Coast Guard official said. The chief for Central Visayas Commodore William Melad told INQUIRER.net that 55 others were still missing as of 2:30p.m. The rescued passengers remained at 750, as no new survivors had been found since Sunday night. “I [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ship runs aground in Cebu; passengers safe–Coast Guard

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A passenger vessel bound for Palompon, Leyte ran aground off Bogo City, Cebu shortly after it left port at past noon Tuesday, a local Coast Guard official said.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ferry disaster is 5th tragedy for Philippine firm

DENTED. Volunteers search near the damaged cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday. AP

A company whose cargo ship was involved in the Philippines’ latest ferry disaster confirmed Saturday its vessels were involved in four other tragedies that claimed more than 5,000 lives.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 dead, 4 missing as Ro-Ro ferry sinks

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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.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fire put out on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, no injuries

A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship early Monday, forcing the more than 2,000 guests aboard to gather at assembly areas while it was extinguished, the cruise line said.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

9 feared dead in Italy cargo ship crash

An image taken from video released by the Italian Finance Police as search-and-rescue operations shows the site where a cargo ship crashed into the harbor and toppled the port control tower, center, on Tuesday night, May 7,2013, at Genoa's port, northern Italy. Nine people were feared dead.  AP PHOTO/ITALIAN FINANCE POLICE

Nine people were feared dead on Wednesday after a container ship crashed in Italy’s busiest port of Genoa, bringing down a 50-meter (164-foot) control tower in an accident that revived memories of last year’s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Coast Guard places all stations on alert; sea marshals deployed on ships

Philippine Coast Guard . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its stations and detachments on heightened alert and sea marshals deployed on passengers ships to ensure safe travel by sea as thousands of Filipinos head for the provinces to observe Holy Week and then return to their places of work after Easter, a Coast Guard spokesman said Tuesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu company inaugurates new 3,086-ton passenger ship

NEWLY acquired MV Filipinas Butuan, an addition to the Cokaliong Shipping Lines fleet, was inaugurated at Pier 1 last March 9 in Cebu City.  TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A Cebu-based shipping line launched its newest vessel, MV Filipinas Butuan, last Saturday. MV Filipinas Butuan is Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc.’s (Cokaliong) ninth vessel. Cokaliong has received numerous awards for excellence in sea travel.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu ferries suspend trips

Source: Pagasa website

Some ferry boats in different ports of Cebu voluntarily suspended their voyages on Wednesday because of bad weather.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bad weather forces cancellation of several Cebu flights, ship sailings

Source: Project Noah | 9:01 am, Feb 19, 2013

Several flights and sea crossings by inter-island ferries were cancelled Tuesday because of bad weather and rough seas caused by tropical depression “Crising.”

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
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  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
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  • PSEi continues to gain
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  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

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  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

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  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
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  • Global Nation

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  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
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