Captains Suspended Following Philippines Ferry Disaster

Officials in the Philippines have suspended the captains and all crew members of the cargo ship and ferry involved in last week's fatal collision near Cebu City as a formal hearing into the incident gets underway. Latest figures show that 80 people were killed and 40 remain missing following the August 16 collision between the M/V St. Thomas of Aquinas ferry and the M/V … [Read more...]

After Deadly Ferry Disaster, Philippines Asks What Went Wrong

By Rolando Ng TALISAY, Philippines, Aug 18 (Reuters) - As rescuers plucked more bodies from the sea after a Philippine ferry and a cargo ship collided late last week, killing at least 38 people, a vexing but familiar question faces a country plagued by an abysmal record in maritime safety: what went wrong? Authorities say 82 people listed as missing are believed to have … [Read more...]

Philippines Suspends Search For Ferry Disaster Survivors [UPDATE]

By Enrique de Castro CEBU, Philippines, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Worsening weather and sea conditions on Saturday forced the Philippines to suspend a search for survivors of a ferry disaster that killed at least 32 people and left 170 missing, authorities said. The ferry sank on Friday after a collision just outside the central port of Cebu with a cargo vessel owned by a … [Read more...]