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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds missing, 24 dead after Philippines ferry collides with cargo ship off Cebu

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP, AFP

    ... Philippine port of Cebu after colliding with a cargo vessel, the coastguard's deputy chief told AFP on Saturday. The Thomas Aquinas ferry was carrying around 700 people, reports said. It quickly ... of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas ordered the ship abandoned after it began listing and then sank after hitting the cargo vessel, coastguard officer Joy Villegas said. View Larger Map She said hours after ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine cargo company in ferry disaster linked to several maritime tragedies

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Shadow of Dona Paz hangs over new ferry disaster A company whose cargo ship collided with a ferry in the Philippines, leaving 200 passengers dead or missing, ... and crew when the collision with a cargo ship occurred in a dangerous choke point near the port of Cebu, the Philippines' second-biggest city, authorities said. Coastguard and military ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Philippines ferry Maharlika II tell of monster seas

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... into the rough waters in panic. They struggled to swim to an overturned life raft that was not adequately inflated and held to the ropes on its sides for six hours. A passing cargo ship with a spotlight ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 71

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... provincial disaster management officer Neil Sanchez. Discovery of the additional bodies brought to 49 the number of people still missing after the St Thomas Aquinas ferry collided with a cargo ship ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll hits 38 in Philippines ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Collision with cargo ship has also left more than 80 missing and oil leaking Philippine divers hauled bodies out of rough seas on Sunday in the grisly ... trapped inside the St Thomas Aquinas ferry that sank on Friday night near the central city of Cebu after colliding with a cargo ship. More than 800 passengers and crew were aboard the ferry, which ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine authorities have seized 23 protected scaly anteaters found hidden in a cargo boat, in the second case of suspected trafficking of the species ... in prison, he said. No arrests have been made for the latest seizure of live pangolins. The owner of the cargo could not be traced, Marciada said, adding that the government is considering charges ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    China finally joins Philippine relief mission by sending hospital ship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... stops. A Chinese cargo plane carrying tents and blankets landed in the city of Cebu on Tuesday. ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine ferry disaster up to 75

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:17pm

    ... are realistic and we expect we will find more dead bodies,” he told AFP. The ferry sank quickly after it collided with a cargo ship off the central city of Cebu on Friday night. A total of 750 ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll from Philippine ferry disaster rises to 64

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:23pm by AFP

    ... collided with a cargo ship on Friday night and quickly sank. Many of the remaining 56 people still missing from the disaster are believed to have drowned with their bodies still trapped ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Philippines says it is unable to stop fuel leaking Philippine authorities said on Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometres away. The St Thomas Aquinas ferry sank on Friday night after colliding with a cargo ship just outside the port ...




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