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5 Filipino sailors rescued as storms resurge off Spain

A fishing boat is hit by a wave near the coastal city of Burela, northwestern Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen's boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.  AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL RIOPA

Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen’s boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

3 tourists barely survive 2-day sea ordeal

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Battling cold winds and rampaging waves while praying for help to come, three Australia-based foreigners survived two days clinging to a capsized boat until they were rescued off the waters of Oriental Mindoro on Thursday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipinos casualties in HK ferry collision

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Rescuers check on a half submerged boat after it collided Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.  The boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens, authorities said. AP/Kin Cheun

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said there were no Filipino casualties in the deadly ferry collision in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor as search and rescue efforts continued to locate the missing.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

International vessel didn’t ram boat of Filipinos on purpose—maritime executive

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CULPRIT? The Hong Kong-registered, 195-meter MV Peach Mountain is suspected to have rammed a Philippine fishing boat on June 20 off the waters of Bolinao in Pangasinan. Survivors say their fishing boat is similar in size to the 13-meter vessel shown above. Willie Lomibao/contributor

Captain Ronaldo Enrile, vice president for operations of Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) said Tuesday he does not believe the claims that the international vessel rammed the boat of Filipino fishermen on purpose off Bolinao, Pangasinan along the West Philippine Sea last week.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino crewman: It was my second day on job

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It was a “baptism of fire” he will never forget. Ariel Pelderos arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Saturday in a wheelchair due to a foot injury he suffered during the sinking of the Costa Concordia, a luxury cruise ship, off Italy on Jan. 14.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Search teams suspend operations at stricken ship

Italian naval divers, top left, recover a body from the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. AP

Italian rescue workers suspended operations Wednesday after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast, creating deep concerns about the safety of divers and firefighters searching for the 22 people still missing.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean tourist killed, 2 wounded in banana boat accident in Lapu-Lapu City

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A female Korean tourist was killed while two others were wounded on Sunday noon when the banana boat they were riding was hit by a pumpboat in Barangay (village) Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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