AMSA - updates

Rappler's latest stories on AMSA


Stranded Filipino seafarers in New South Wales now safe

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:29 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is told to notify Araw Manning Agency which deployed the seafarers

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

MH370 search area shifted on 'new, credible lead': AMSA

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:33 AM

New information leads to a shift in the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

SEARCHING. Captain Peter Moore is silhouetted against the southern Indian Ocean aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, on March 27, 2014. Michael Martina/EPA/POOL

Bad weather forecast as new images spur MH370 search

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:11 AM

With new satellite imagery showing 122 potential objects in the water time is running out for finding the black box of MH370 and learning what happened to it

TIME LIMIT. A handout image made available by the Australian Department of Defense on March 26, 2014 shows Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flying Officer Stuart Doubleday conducting a search over the southern Indian Ocean for any sign of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from the flight deck of an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, on March 26, 2014. LAC Oliver Carter/DOD HANDOUT/EPA

Wild weather halts search for Malaysia Airlines jet

Mar 25, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Bad weather is making the attempts to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 more difficult

BAD WEATHER. This picture taken on March 24, 2014 shows a view of the bad weather and visibility from a low flying RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft whilst searching for missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean. Richard Wainwright/AFP/POOL

'Increasing hope' of solving MH370 mystery: Australian PM

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Australian PM Tony Abbott voiced increasing hope of discovering the missing plane after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone

HOPE. Australian PM Tony Abbott says there's 'increasing hope' in solving the MH370 mystery. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sense of desperation as MH370 search enters third week

Mar 22, 2014 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Finding wreckage in the remote southern Indian Ocean would undermine the hijacking theory which many of the relatives of the 227 passengers on board continue to cling to

Australia says objects 'possibly' related to MH370 spotted

Mar 20, 2014 - 11:35 AM

3RD UPDATE Two objects possibly related to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted though there is no assurance that it is MH370 debris

SPOTTED? A handout picture made available by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on March 20, 2014 shows a map of the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 currently conducted by AMSA. AMSA/EPA

106 rescued from sinking asylum-seeker boat

Aug 20, 2013 - 12:40 PM

3RD UPDATE 106 people were rescued from a partially submerged asylum seeker boat off Australia Tuesday with only two suffering minor injuries

Australia's new PM in Indonesia for boat-people talks

Jul 05, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Australian PM Kevin Rudd held talks on asylum seekers with Indonesia s president on Friday

TALKING ASYLUM-SEEKING. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) walks with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono shortly before a meeting at Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 05 July 2013. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Refugee boat in distress off Indonesia: officials

Jul 05, 2013 - 2:20 PM

A people smuggling boat carrying about 80 asylum seekers was reportedly taking on water in seas south of Indonesia Australian officials said Friday

Rescue skipper tells of cheers for French sailor

Jan 21, 2013 - 11:51 AM

After three days on a life raft in the Southern Ocean 63 year old yachtsman Alain Delord was saved by the Antarctic adventure vessel Orion 500 nautical miles southwest of Hobart late Sunday

SAVED. This handout photograph supplied by Orion Expedition Cruises on January 21, 2013 shows French sailor Alain Delord (R-red) being hauled aboard by sailors onboard a rigid inflatable craft from the MV Orion, at sea 500 nautical miles southwest of Hobart on January 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Orion Expedition Cruises