Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Maritime News

Philippines Greenlights Oil Exploration in Disputed Sea Without China

By Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) –The Philippines said oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea can proceed without China, in what could be a further sign of the Southeast Asian...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 33

Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Weather

Philippines Evacuates 1 Million As Super Typhoon Goni Approaches

By Neil Jerome Morales  (Reuters) – Officials have evacuated almost a million residents in the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon as a category 5 storm –...

October 31, 2020
Total Views: 96

Friday, October 16, 2020
Offshore

Philippines to Resume Oil Exploration in South China Sea

By Claire Jiao and Cecilia Yap (Bloomberg) –The Philippines lifted its moratorium on oil and gas exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, a move that was welcomed...

October 16, 2020
Total Views: 27

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News

Philippines Probes Ship Virus Outbreaks To Avoid Ban On Mariners

By Claire Jiao (Bloomberg) The Philippines is investigating Covid-19 outbreaks on ships that changed crews in Manila in a bid to avoid a ban on Filipino seafarers. Stricter protocols in...

October 16, 2020
Total Views: 14

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Navy

The U.S. Navy Can’t Afford to Lose the Philippines

By Admiral James Stavridis, USN, retired (Bloomberg) The first time I sailed into Manila Bay, I was a young ensign on a Navy destroyer. It was in the late 1970s....

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 122

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
subic bay
Maritime News

Austal, Cerberus Team Up in Possible Bid for Hanjin’s Philippine Shipyard

MANILA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Australian shipbuilder Austal Ltd and U.S. private equity firm are considering a joint bid for a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard, the facility’s trustee...

October 9, 2019
Total Views: 14

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Hanjin Philippines shipyard
Maritime News

Philippines Won’t Bar Chinese Proposals for Hanjin Heavy Shipyard Takeover

By Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema MANILA, April 25 (Reuters) – All offers from potential buyers of a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard will be welcome, the trade...

April 25, 2019
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Maritime News

Philippines President Duterte Bans Foreign Research Ships

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorized...

February 6, 2018
Total Views: 1

Thursday, December 21, 2017
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Maritime News

Hundreds Rescued After Ferry Capsizes in Philippines

MANILA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Four people were killed and seven were missing after a Philippine ferry with 251 people on board capsized during bad weather on Thursday near the...

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 13

PCG Spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo
Incidents

Philippine Ferry Capsizes On Anniversary Of History’s Worst Ferry Disaster

A Philippine ferry carrying 251 people capsized on Thursday off an island south of Manila, the capital, a coast guard spokesman said, amid a storm bringing heavy downpours. By evening,...

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 60

Monday, September 25, 2017
News

Philippines Promises Full Probe After Vietnamese Fishermen Killed in Chase

By Clarissa Batino and Ditas Lopez (Bloomberg) — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano promised a full investigation into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen during a weekend sea chase...

September 25, 2017
Total Views: 7

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Defense

Russian Warship Visits Manila As Duterte Tightens Ties With U.S. foes

by Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Russian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte’s revamped foreign...

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
News

Six Missing After Two Cargo Ships Sink Separately in the Philippines

A total of six people are missing after two cargo ships sank in the Philippines in separate incidents less than 24 hours apart.  The first incident occurred early Tuesday morning. The...

January 18, 2017
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
News

Armed Pirates Attack Fishing Boat in Southern Philippines, Killing Eight

MANILA, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Armed men killed eight fishermen in what appeared to be an attack by pirates in dangerous waters in the southern Philippines, a coast guard spokesman...

January 10, 2017
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
News

One Dead, 18 Crew Missing After Ferry Sinks in Philippines During Typhoon Nock-Ten

A major search and rescue is underway in the Philippines for 18 people reported missing after the car and passenger ferry Starlite Atlantic sank during the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten...

December 27, 2016
Total Views: 12

Friday, November 11, 2016
Maritime News

Gunmen Seize Six Crew from Bulk Carrier in Philippines

MANILA, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted six Vietnamese sailors and shot another on Friday when a bulk carrier was intercepted in Philippine waters off a southern island stronghold of...

November 11, 2016
Total Views: 13

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Satellite image of dredgers depositing sand on the northern rim of the Mischief Reef
Navy

Chinese Flotilla Invades Disputed Scarborough Shoal

By Manuel Mogato (Reuters) The Philippines expressed “grave concern” on Sunday and demanded an explanation from China’s ambassador over what it said was an increasing number of Chinese boats near...

September 4, 2016
Total Views: 18

Friday, September 2, 2016
A fisherman repairs his boat overlooking fishing boats that fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, at Masinloc, Zambales, in the Philippines
Maritime News

ASEAN, China To Adopt Code for ‘Unplanned Encounters At Sea’

By Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Southeast Asian countries and China will establish hotlines and adopt communications protocols to avoid potential naval clashes in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, a...

September 2, 2016
Total Views: 5

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Japan_Coast_Guard_Cutter
Defense

Japan To Deliver Coast Guard Cutters To Philippines

by Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Japan and the Philippines have begun talks for the transfer of two large coast guard ships to Manila, to help patrol the disputed South China Sea,...

August 13, 2016
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Maritime News

Bulk Carrier Hard Aground at Popular Dive Site in Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guards says that a Panama-flagged bulk carrier has damaged hundreds of meters of coral reef off Cebu after running aground on Monday.  The PCG confirmed Tuesday that the MV...

June 14, 2016
Total Views: 12