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Thailand's 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Thai Navy SEAL diver Saman Gunan died during the operation, the only fatality of the three-week ordeal at the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand

A member of the "Wild Boars" football team places flowers in front of a statue of Saman Gunan, the Thai navy diver who died during the rescue of the team from the Tham Luang cave, during the first anniversary of their rescue in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on June 24, 2019. Thailand's "Wild Boars" footballers, who captivated the world one year ago after floods trapped them underground for nearly three weeks, paid respects on June 24 to the diver who died during the rescue efforts. Jittrapon KAICOME / AFP

British divers in Thai cave rescue make UK honors list

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The 7 underwater specialists receive awards for bravery and excellence, with two members – Richard Stanton and John Volanthen – given the George Medal, the country's second highest civilian gallantry award

THAI RESCUE. British cave-diver Robert Charles Harper explores an opening in the mountain during rescue operation for a missing children's football team and their coach in Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai province on June 29, 2018.Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/ / AFP

#FindingCharlie makes waves online after coral reef vandal

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Vince Tenchavez: 'To Charlie's dive buddies who witnessed him do this but did nothing to stop him, shame on you as well. You all should know better.'

WHO'S CHARLIE? The #FindingCharlie hashtag made waves on social media after the name was vandalized on coral reef. Photo courtesy of Vince Tenchaves

Australian diver goes missing in Batangas

May 03, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Andrew Kilbride went missing on Wednesday, but local police are alerted only on Thursday, May 3

Korean divers rescued in Cebu, 1 still missing

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED Lapu Lapu Mayor Paz Radaza has suspended the business permit of the dive shop at the New Grand Bleu Resort in Lapu Lapu City

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Authorities plan the search for Korean divers who were reported missing in Cebu province since July 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lapu-Lapu City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office

How divers battle nature in hunt for AirAsia debris

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The search has been tough even for veteran divers with some suffering nosebleeds after spending too long at depths of 30 meters

LOOKING FOR QZ8501. Indonesian navy divers on a boat after conducting operations to lift the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 from the sea bed on January 8, 2015. Adek Berry/EPA

#ShareDavao: The diving lifestyle

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

What s the diving lifestyle like in Davao?

S. Korea ferry disaster a grim test for civilian divers

Apr 21, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The conditions were extremely challenging with powerful currents and heavy swells buffeting the divers as they sought a way into the inverted submerged ferry in near zero visibility

HELPING IN SEARCH. Civilian divers jump into the sea to search for missing passengers in the sinking of the ferry Sewol. Photo by EPA/Yonhap News Agency

Looting of historical shipwreck in Subic probed

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Police have filed charges against 5 men caught carrying salvage of vessels from the site of perhaps the largest number of sunken ships since World War II

A dirty job in Mexico City: sewer diver

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Someone has to do this work Mexico City s lone sewer diver said The smell is unpleasant but it s like everything you get used to it

DIVING INTO SEWAGE. Mexican diver Julio Cesar Cu, fully equipped with a KMB hard helmet and a dry suit, prepares to be lowered into the sewage to begin the process of clearing the floodgates of garbage on August 21, 2013, at one of the pumping plants of Mexico City's sewage system. AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt

Cebu ferry collision toll now at 91

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

46 still missing; 9 survivors remain in hospital

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ship collision toll rises to 71

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Out of the 71 dead 33 have been identified the National Risk Reduction Management Council said; 49 remain missing as of 7:30 am Wednesday

SEARCH & RETRIEVAL. Operatives of Philippine Navy on board a motorized rubber boat looking out toward waters off Cebu, 18 August 2013. Photo by EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

Death toll from Cebu ferry disaster rises to 64

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off Cebu

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Oil spill: Cebu under state of calamity

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The entire province of Cebu is under a state of calamity due to the oil spill coming from the sunken M V St Thomas Aquinas

OIL-COATED MANGROVES. A resident walks through a mangrove area affected by an oil slick near the site of a ferry and freighter collision in Cordoba town near Cebu City, August 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ferry disaster: Death roll rises to 52

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Divers and patrol boats continue to search for 68 other people still missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Divers to search sunken ship Monday

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED An oil slick adds a new dimension to the disaster which now counts 38 people dead; Some Cebu LGUs report seeing oil near their coasts

All set for Tubbataha salvage operation

Feb 07, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The operation will be conducted in close cooperation with the US Navy as stipulated by the approved salvage plan

STUCK ON THE REEF. The USS Guardian hit the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll on January 17

Pinoy diver, 2 Australians rescued off Masbate

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The divers had come from Donsol Sorsogon but met rough waters

2 Korean divers found dead in Batangas

Dec 01, 2012 - 10:58 AM

The bodies of two missing Korean divers are found in Maricaban Batangas by the Philippine Navy on Friday November 30

IN PHOTOS: Aquino salutes Robredo divers, search team

Sep 12, 2012 - 8:23 PM

President Aquino salutes the team that searched for Robredo and his two companions

Divers, Sereno visit Robredo's wake

Aug 25, 2012 - 1:12 PM

The divers who helped retrieve the late Jesse Robredo s body attend the second day of his wake in Malacañang

Plane wreckage recovered

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:36 PM

2nd UPDATE Divers earlier retrieved the body of Capt Jessup Bahinting one of the pilots of the ill fated plane carrying Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

German diver recovering well

Aug 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Danny von Brumbach is recovering well and will return to Manila by sea on Thursday

GERMAN VOLUNTEER DIVER Danny von Brumbach with his Filipina girlfriend. Photo from Facebook

(2nd UPDATE) Divers to lift plane wreckage

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:35 AM

Divers will attempt to lift the wreckage of the plane that carried the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and pilots Jessup Bahinting and Kshitiz Chand

#MasbateCrash: A day of grief and remembrance

Aug 21, 2012 - 7:21 PM

After 3 days of search and rescue operations Jesse Robredo s body was found at sea and brought to his family by President Aquino himself

JESSE ROBREDO IN 2006 before joining the cabinet

#MasbateCrash: Aquino leaves Masbate, wreckage yet to be found

Aug 20, 2012 - 8:21 PM

President Aquino leaves Masbate to meet with Robredo s family

Search for Robredo suspended until Monday

Aug 19, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Diving and aerial search and rescue operations for Robredo and his two companions have been suspended again for the night and will resume on Monday But surface search continues says Transportation Secretary Roxas

Olympics: Image of the day, July 25

Jul 26, 2012 - 6:52 PM

Divers look majestic under water at the Olympic Aquatics center as they practice for the Games

[PH Travel] Running with sardines

Apr 24, 2012 - 6:59 PM

What s it like to swim with a gigantic school of fish and be eye to eye with a shark?

METEOR SHOWER? Nope. But just like meteors, sardines seem to scintillate and generate electricity while swimming together.

The Sulu sea experience

Apr 12, 2012 - 8:06 PM

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever ” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

UNDER THE SEA. The underwater world is a paradise that must be protected, respected, and honored. Photo courtesy of Boogs Rosales.