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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


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 »