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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

Missing in Cebu ferry disaster down to 85

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED The number of missing was cut from 170 after all those involved in the search reconciled their figures and not because of late rescues

Pope Francis prays for victims of Cebu sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:54 PM

In a telegram to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma the Pope invokes divine strength and comfort upon the grieving families the injured and those involved in the rescue efforts

Search halted for 171 missing in sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Stormy weather forces Philippine rescuers to suspend search for 171 people missing after a crowded ferry collided with a cargo ship and quickly sank with 31 others confirmed dead

RETRIEVAL OPERATION. Members of the Philippine Navy during a search and rescue operation in front of a damaged cargo ship after colliding with passenger ferry at the waters off Talisay City, Cebu province, central Philippines, 17 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Ferry disaster is 5th tragedy for Sulpicio

Aug 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

The company has a new name now Philippine Span Asia

Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

History of ferry disasters in the Philippines

Aug 17, 2013 - 1:49 PM

The sinking of a ferry following a collision with a cargo ship is the latest of many deadly accidents to have plagued the Philippines sea transport industry