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Survivors recount sinking of Burmese ship off Bolinao

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When the Burmese cargo vessel, the MV Harita Bauxite, began sinking after 10 p.m. on Saturday, the captain, Win Kyu, blew a whistle and ordered the crew to abandon ship.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Tanker ship, crew seized off Nigeria’s coast

Pirates off Nigeria’s coast seized a chemical tanker and kidnapped the vessel’s crew, a watchdog group said Tuesday, the latest attack to target shipping in West African waters.

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seized crude carrier carrying Filipino, 28 other seafarers freed

Somali pirates have released a United Arab Emirates-flagged crude carrier and its 29 crewmembers, including a Filipino, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Oil tanker terror hijacks easy, attacks complex

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Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Sirius Star is at anchor in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Somalia after pirates seized the Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million in crude oil. AP File Photo

NAIROBI, Kenya—Supertankers — the hulking, slow-moving ships that transport half the world’s oil — have few defenses against terrorist hijackers like those envisioned by Osama bin Laden, security experts said Saturday. Al-Qaeda operatives with enough training could easily manage to capture ships carrying millions of gallons of oil or liquefied natural gas. All they would [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Philippine candidate for IMO top post woos Bangladesh support

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine candidate for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary general position, Neil Frank R. Ferrer, visited Dhaka recently to campaign for support of Bangladesh, the Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh said. Ferrer, a highly experienced career diplomat and chairman of the Philippines’ Maritime Safety Committee, outlined his plans for the IMO if given the [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarer found dead on ship attacked by pirates

MANILA, Philippines—A Filipino seafarer was found dead on a Marshall Island-flagged ship four days after it was attacked by pirates at a port in West Africa’s Benin, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday. Heavily armed pirates on May 7 boarded chemical tanker MT Sea King while docked in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin. [...]

Posted: May 17th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Filipino seafarers help rescue New York man in Atlantic Ocean

Victor Mooney of Forest Hills, New York third attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to New York ended in a rescue. On his second day on the life raft, Mooney was turned away from a ship while he was in distress. Twelve days later, he was rescued by Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: [...]

Posted: April 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

17 Filipinos among seamen freed by Somali pirates

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MANILA, Philippines—Crew members of a hijacked oil tanker, including 17 Filipino sailors, have been freed unharmed by their captors after two months, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. DFA spokesperson Eduardo Malaya said the department received reports Friday about the release from captivity of the Greek-flagged MV Irene SL, which was hijacked by Somali [...]

Posted: April 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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