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SC affirms dismissal of M/V Doña Paz class suit

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Supreme Court says it found it peculiar that the defendants in the suit are seeking to revive the case

FERRY. M/V Doña Paz was photographed 3 years before the 1987 tragedy. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

SC asked to reverse CA order on M/V Princess of the Stars

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Relatives of victims of the 2008 maritime disaster allege that the appellate court erred in its ruling ordering Manila RTC Branch 49 Judge Daniel Villanueva to inhibit from the case

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

9 missing in boat collision off Taiwan

Sep 18, 2015 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED Six coastguard vessels and a team of rescue divers have been dispatched to the scene of the crash to search for the missing

HALF-MAST. Flags would be flown at half-mast at government offices and schools across the island from August 5 for 3 days to mourn the victims of the blasts and the air crash.

Maritime safety: Lessons from M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy

Jul 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The July 2 sea tragedy involving M V Kim Nirvana shows that safety issues continue to plague the Philippine maritime industry

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

Overloading to blame for Ormoc ferry disaster?

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship s cargo area before it capsized in relatively calm seas off the central port of Ormoc on July 2

33 dead, 12 missing after Myanmar ferry sinks: police

Mar 14, 2015 - 1:25 PM

UPDATED The passenger ferry Aung Takon was carrying more than 200 passengers from Kyaukphyu to Sittwe in western Rakhine state

Costa Concordia captain gets 16 years for cruise ship disaster

Feb 12, 2015 - 4:14 AM

UPDATED The disgraced skipper who had earlier tearfully appealed to the court for mercy was convicted of manslaughter causing a shipwreck and abandoning his ship with passengers and crew still on board

CONVICTED. Costa Concordia's captain Francesco Schettino arrives in the courthouse for his final declaration on the last day of his trial on February 11, 2015 in Grosseto. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Student survivors to testify in Korea ferry trial

Jun 24, 2014 - 3:22 PM

A South Korean court begins to hear evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew who are charged with criminal negligence and abandoning the passengers of the Sewol ferry

ON TRIAL. The captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, Lee Joon-Seok (L) arrives before the second day of the trial at the Gwangju District Court in Gwanju, southwestern South Korea, 17 June 2014. Kim Hee-Chul/EPA

Divers retrieve more bodies in S. Korea ferry disaster

May 10, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Two more bodies are retrieved from the wreck even as deteriorating conditions on the ship make operations difficult

OBSERVATION. Families of the capsized Sewol ferry's missing passengers visit the site of the accident aboard South Korea Coast Guard ships off South Korea's southwestern coast on 24 April 2014, to observe the search and rescue operation. Yonhap/EPA

2 Filipinos safe after Korean ferry disaster

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Officials say 300 of 475 passengers of the sunken South Korean ferry remain missing Chances of finding them alive have dimmed

Angry parents scream at South Korea president

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM

South Korean President Park Geun Hye faces the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium

Funnel removed from USS Guardian

Feb 27, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Removing the funnel is a major step towards dismantling the ship the Coast Guard said

FUNNEL LIFTED. The Jascon 25 crane ship safely removes the exhausts funnel structure from mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian. The funnel's removal was a milestone in the dismantling process of the Guardian. Photo courtesy of Navy

Crane ship bound for Tubbataha, says PCG

Feb 05, 2013 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Final approval of the salvage operation is still pending on concerns regarding how one of the floating cranes will be anchored

MINIMIZE CORAL DAMAGE. This handout photo taken and released on January 25, 2013 by Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) shows an aerial shot of US navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian (R) at the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground, in western island of Palawan, while another US vessel stands by. The US Navy said on January 24, it needed to remove thousands of litres of oil from a minesweeper stuck on World Heritage-listed coral in the Philippines, warning it was too badly damaged to be towed away. AFP PHOTO/Tubbataha Management Office