Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Philippines Government Seeking Compensation from U.S. Over ‘Guardian’ Grounding

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says it will continue to pursue compensation from the U.S. for damages to the protected Tubbataha Reef caused by the grounding of the USS...

September 17, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Maritime News

Strong Typhoon Capsizes Ferry in Manila Bay -Photos

A passenger ferry seeking shelter from a strong typhoon capsized Sunday night in Manila Bay, Philippines.

September 15, 2014
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

2 Dead, Over 100 Rescued After Ferry Sinks in Philippines

A ferry with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank on Saturday off the coast of central Philippines after a mechanical problem, and authorities said they were searching for at least 21 passengers who were still missing.

September 13, 2014
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Maritime News

Chinese Fishermen Apprehended with 350 Dead Sea Turtles Off Philippines

The Philippines has jailed 11 Chinese fishermen caught with endangered sea turtles off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, officials said on Saturday, rejecting demands from China to free the men.

May 11, 2014
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Hot Work Explosion Injures Six

Six crewmembers suffered severe burns Friday following an explosion onboard a Philippines cargo ship as it was moored at Bredco Port in Bacolod City, Philippines.

March 10, 2014
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Ending For Disabled Passenger Ferry In Philippines

The Philippines Coast Guard on Monday successfully rescued a disabled ferry carrying 677 passengers that was left adrift for more than 12 hours in the Bohol Sea. The PCG reports that...

December 18, 2013
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Sailors’ Society’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort Update

The international maritime community has helped Sailors' Society charity raise nearly 70% of their £100,000 goal to help our Filipino seafarers reach loved ones back home. Here's an update on their relief efforts and how you can help:

November 22, 2013
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Maritime News

200 Nautical Miles from Land: Flashpoint of the Future?

BY JULIÁN PÉTER Under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, all coastal countries are granted sovereign rights to a stretch of sea extending 200 nautical...

November 20, 2013
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Prepped for Philippines Disaster Relief

One of two hospital ships operated by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has been put on standby and may be deployed to join in ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

November 14, 2013
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Philippines Battles to Send Typhoon Aid as Rain Impedes Rescue

Rescuers in the Philippines battled to deliver emergency aid to areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which may have killed more than 10,000 people, as blocked roads and constant rainfall hampered relief efforts.

November 12, 2013
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Philippines Declares State of Calamity

Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of calamity to speed aid to communities ravaged by super Typhoon Haiyan, which may have killed more than 10,000 people, as a lesser storm approached the nation.

November 11, 2013
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Sailors’ Society Typhoon Haiyan Relief Appeal

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines when it hit on Friday night, 8 November. The scale of the destruction is unbelievable – around 10,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more left without water, food or shelter. Donate TODAY.

November 11, 2013
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan “Off The Charts” as Landfall is Made

Super Typhoon Haiyan, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, slammed into the Philippines today after forcing thousands of people to evacuate.

November 7, 2013
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Super Typhoon Haiyan Hits Philippines as One of Strongest Storm on Ever Recorded – UPDATE 2

Haiyan had top winds of almost 196 miles (315 kilometers) per hour when it was about 489 miles southeast of Manila, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center said at 2 p.m. East Coast time, with winds gusting to as high as 235 mph.

November 7, 2013
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Friday, August 23, 2013

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.

August 23, 2013
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Monday, August 19, 2013
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Philippines’ Cebu Declares Calamity As Sunken Ferry Leaks Oil In Pristine Waters

By Rolando Ng CORDOVA, Philippines, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The central Philippine province of Cebu, famous among divers around the world for its clear waters and coral reefs, declared a...

August 19, 2013
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Sunday, August 18, 2013
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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...

August 18, 2013
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Philippines Suspends Search For Ferry Disaster Survivors [UPDATE]

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.

August 17, 2013
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Maritime News

Typhoon Utor Claims Cargo Ship Near Hong Kong

A 190-meter bulk carrier sank Wednesday approximately 45 nautical mile southwest of Hong Kong after battling 15-meter waves and strong winds generated by Typhoon Utor.

August 14, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Taiwan Imposes Sanctions On Philippines Over Killing of Fisherman

Taiwan imposed sanctions against the Philippines on Wednesday, rejecting as unacceptable a Philippine apology for the killing of a fisherman from Taiwan last week.

May 15, 2013
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