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Missing plane flew back over Malaysia


Investigators are increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet turned back across the country after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers, and that someone with aviation skills was responsible for the change in course, a Malaysian government official said Friday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Owners extend sympathy to kin of PH seaman killed in hijacking off Nigeria

Pyxis Maritime Corp

The owners and managers of a ship attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast on February 4 have assured the family of a Filipino seaman killed in the failed hijack attempt of support and guaranteed the safety of eight other Filipinos who suffered no harm in the incident.

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

8 Filipino seafarers rescued from pirates back in PH


The eight Filipino seafarers who were rescued by the Iranian Navy from Somali pirates off the Indian coast last April 2 arrived home Wednesday night.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NATO extends anti-piracy mission off Somalia until 2014

NATO agreed Monday to extend its anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia until the end of 2014, stressing that foreign navies are helping to reduce the number of hijackings.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines still on US list of countries with pirated, fake goods

An Armored Personnel Carrier of the Philippine National Police runs over piles of pirated DVDs and counterfeit sunglasses during ceremonial destruction of fake goods seized in raids recently at parade grounds of Camp Crame Thursday. AP

The Philippines remains on the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) “watch list” of nations where pirated and counterfeit goods are readily available, according to the US Department of State.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pirates kidnap two in attack off Nigeria—watchdog

Armed pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA confirms release of 15 Filipino seamen


The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday confirmed the release of 15 Filipino crew members on board the cargo ship MV Rosalia D’Amatao, hijacked by Somali pirates on April 21 in the Indian Ocean.

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarers to undergo antipiracy training


The Philippines has incorporated anti-piracy modules in the training of Filipino seafarers, who are expected to reach 400,000 by the end of 2011, according to Ambassador Enrique Manalo, the country’s permanent representative to the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Posted: November 28th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino seafarers freed after a year in captivity


Two Filipino crew members of a Greek-owned cargo ship were released by Somali pirates last week after nearly a year in captivity, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

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

Ship with 21 Filipino crewmen hijacked by Somali pirates


A Marshall Islands-flagged chemical tanker with a crew of 21 Filipinos was hijacked on Monday by suspected Somali pirates while the vessel was approaching the Gulf of Aden, the Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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