Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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
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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
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Sunday, September 4, 2016
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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: 27

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: 6

Saturday, August 13, 2016

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: 20

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: 20

Saturday, March 26, 2016
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North Korean Ship Released From Arrest

By Ditas B Lopez (Bloomberg) The Philippines has released a North Korean-controlled cargo ship it seized on March 4 under UN sanctions after the vessel received clearance from the United...

March 26, 2016
Total Views: 1

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Containership Catches Fire at Port of Manila – INCIDENT PHOTOS

  The Marshall Islands-flagged containership MV Cape Moreton caught fire while berthed at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines. Photos from the scene show thick smoke billowing...

September 12, 2015
Total Views: 8

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hundreds Evacuated After Fire Torches Passenger Vessel in Philippines

  A large fire engulfed the passenger ship MV Wonderful Stars while docked at the port in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Saturday, causing the frantic evacuation of hundreds of...

August 16, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, July 20, 2015
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Drillship Maersk Venturer to Start Drilling Exploratory Well in South China Sea

  MANILA, July 20 (Reuters) – An Australian-Filipino consortium led by Otto Energy Ltd is set to drill a deep-water exploratory well in the South China Sea, a company director...

July 20, 2015
Total Views: 6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ferry Sinks in Philippines, Killing At Least 36

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said.

July 2, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

In Show of Support, U.S. and Japan Join Philippines in Navy Drills Near South China Sea

The U.S. and Japan are conducting separate military drills with the Philippines near the disputed South China Sea, signaling support for the country as China builds out reclaimed reefs in the waters.

June 22, 2015
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cargo Ship Grounding Damages Coral Reefs in the Philippines

  A Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship ran aground near the entrance of Legazpi City Port on Monday causing damage to coral reefs, the Philippines Coast Guard reports. The 4,532 gross ton...

June 17, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Aquino Says Asia Tensions Remind Him of Pre-War Nazi Germany

(Bloomberg) Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the situation in Asia reminds him of the international community’s failure to contain Nazi Germany before World War II, a comparison China rejected as...

June 3, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 25, 2015

South China Sea – Philippines seeks stronger U.S. commitment

by Manuel Mogato (Reuters) The Philippines is seeking a “stronger commitment” from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty...

May 25, 2015
Total Views: 6

Monday, February 23, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Pays the Philippines Nearly $2 Million in Damages Over USS Guardian Grounding

The United States government has paid the Philippines $1.96 million in damages for the grounding of the USS Guardian on the protected Tubbataha Reef in January 2013.

February 23, 2015
Total Views: 6

Friday, December 5, 2014
Maritime News

Philippines Braces for Powerful Typhoon Hagupit

Around half a million people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, a day before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the island nation where thousands died in a storm 13 months ago.

December 5, 2014
Total Views: 7

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another Super Typhoon Takes Aim at Central Philippines

The Philippines is on track to get walloped by yet another super typhoon as a strong Category 5 storm takes aim at the central Philippines.

December 4, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Warship to Remain in Philippines Amid Murder Probe

The United States will keep custody of a Marine named as a suspect in the murder of a transgender Filipino he met in a bar, the head of the Philippine military said on Tuesday, with one U.S. warship staying on during the investigation of the crime.

October 14, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Maritime News

Manila Drowning Under Glut of Shipping Containers

At least 20,000 containers are piled up at the port of Manila awaiting pick up by ship, a situation which could take months to clear.

September 25, 2014
Total Views: 12