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Taiwanese fishing boat hits ground off Batanes coast

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A Taiwanese fishing vessel ran aground off Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard said Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Trial of Italy shipwreck captain gets under way

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino leaves after a session of the trial in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster on April 15, 2013 in Grossetto. The deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster returns to court in Italy today with the start of a long series of indictment hearings against six suspects including captain Francesco Schettino. AFP PHOTO/TIZIANA FABI

The trial of Italy’s cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino is set to get under way on Wednesday, with survivors of the 2012 nighttime disaster and relatives of the 32 victims expected to attend.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Captain of wrecked cruise ship on trial in Italy

The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the waters of the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. AP

The luxury Costa Concordia cruise liner lies on its side and half-submerged off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, blighting the seascape for another summer in an otherwise pristine part of the Mediterranean.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lack of leadership, poor planning led to Tubbataha grounding

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

A “lack of leadership” and poor voyage planning led to the grounding of decommissioned USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef, a Unesco world heritage site, in the Sulu Sea last January, the US Pacific Fleet chief said.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Foreign cargo ship runs aground off Biliran

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A foreign commercial vessel manned by Vietnamese and loaded with more than 1,600 pieces of lumber ran aground off Maripipi Island in Biliran province Thursday night, officials said.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Crew of rescued foreign yacht now in El Nido

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The three foreigners aboard the distressed yacht Simoune have been safely brought to the pier of El Nido town, the Armed Forces’ Western Command (Wescom), which carried out the rescue, said Friday.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Illegal Chinese fishing ship out of Tubbataha

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This undated handout photo received on April 10, 2013, and released by the Philippine coast Guard (PCG) shows coast guard personnel inspecting the Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground off Tubbataha reef in Palawan island, western Philippines. The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for the alleged poaching in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, the Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha reef earlier this month was “successfully towed and removed” from its grounding site, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines asking $1.4 M from US for Tubbataha Reef damage

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In this photo taken on March 30, 2013, and released by the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, April 1, 2013, the stern of the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, is transferred to another ship after being lifted out of the water at the Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage site, in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, southwest of the Philippines. Tubbataha park superintendent Angelique Songco said the fine for damaging the protected coral reef would be about 24,000 pesos ($600) per square meter, so the U.S. could be facing a fine of more than $2 million. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines will ask the United States to pay P58 million ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to the Tubbataha Reef, the manager of the protected reef said Saturday.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bolinao asks Singaporean owners of sunken ship to stop oil spill

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The municipal government of Bolinao, Pangasinan, has asked the owners of the sunken ship, MV Harita Bauxite, to immediately stop the vessel’s oil from spilling into the West Philippine Sea to prevent it from causing further damage to coastal communities.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Party-list solon seeks probe of Tubbataha reef mishap

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A partylist lawmaker wants a congressional inquiry into the US Navy ship which has been stuck on a coral reef in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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