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Death toll in Indonesia ferry sinking rises to 18

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) The overloaded boat carried around 50 people when it overturned in rough seas near Madura island, East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera says

FERRY SINKING. Indonesian villagers examine victims of a ferry accident in Dungkek, East Java on June 18, 2019. Photo by Vero/AFP

Owners of Mosul ferry arrested after deadly disaster

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The tragedy comes after authorities had warned that water levels were dangerously high and sparked anger among Iraqis who blamed official corruption and neglect

Iraq parliament sacks governor over deadly ferry capsize

Mar 24, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Niveneh provincial governor Nawfel Akoub's 'negligence and concrete failings' merit his dismissal, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi says

Iraqi PM asks parliament to fire governor over deadly ferry capsize

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:01 PM

In a letter to the speaker of parliament, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says there was clear evidence of 'negligence and concrete failings' that merited a vote on dismissing governor Nawfel Akoub

Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Residents of the northern city, scarred by years of jihadist rule, demand justice as Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi decrees 3 days of national mourning following the accident

RESCUE. Emergency personnel arrive on March 21, 2019, at the site of a popular picnic area in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on the shores of the Tigris river, after a ferry sank leaving more than 70 people dead in Iraq's worst accident in years. Photo by Waleed Al-Khaled/AFP

Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:10 AM

(UPDATED) The accident sparks an outpouring of grief among residents who only recently resumed festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group

Nearly 100 injured in Japan ferry collision

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:09 PM

It is likely the ferry hit a whale, as both humpbacks and minkes are often found in the area, a marine wildlife expert says

Over 7,800 stranded at seaports due to Tropical Depression Samuel

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tropical Depression Samuel forces the cancellation of sea trips in parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard's Facebook page

Over 2,200 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Rosita (Yutu) forces the cancellation of ferry trips in parts of Luzon and the Visayas

PAL's Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The ferry service seeks to provide seamless travel from the Kalibo International Airport to Boracay

MODERN FACILITIES. PAL's Mabuhay Maritime Express will soon offer Kalibo to Boracay ferry service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 224

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the the arrest of the ferry's management and declared 4 days of national mourning

Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Sep 22, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of the ferry MV Nyerere

FERRY DISASTER. Investigators on boat work on the capsized ferry MV Nyerere which killed 131 people in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on September 21, 2018. Photo by AFP

Desperate search for missing after deadly Lake Victoria disaster

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers -- double the ferry's capacity -- when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island

Over 6,300 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Ompong (Mangkhut) has forced the cancellation of sea trips in various regions, says the Philippine Coast Guard

Ferry catches fire off Cebu port

Sep 02, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers and crew members of M/V Lite Ferry 28 are safely rescued

Photo from Cebu Port Authority

Nearly 3 dozen dead in Indonesia ferry accident

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) Images from the scene show terrified passengers clinging to the side of the tipped over ferry, while others float in the sea awaiting help

IN MEMORY. Family members of missing victims of a capsized ferry mourn during a mass memorial service at Lake Toba in North Sumatra on July 3, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

16 dead in Indonesia ferry accident – official

Jul 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Images from the latest accident shows passengers clinging to the side of the KM Lestari as it lists in waters off Sulawesi island, while other passengers float in the sea awaiting help

SINKING. This handout picture taken and released on July 3, 2018 by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, shows passengers clinging to the side of a ferry as it sank off the coast of Selayar island, in South Sulawesi province. Handout photo by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/AFP

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Official estimates list 193 people missing as of Thursday morning, June 21, raising fears that the incident could become one of Indonesia's deadliest ferry disasters

STILL MISSING. Rescue team members prepare to search for missing passengers at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra on June 20, 2018, after a boat capsized on June 18. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to nearly 180 –police

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The situation sparks confusion – and different estimates from various agencies – about the number of people on board. Police say there are as many as 178 people missing, which if confirmed would make it one of Indonesia's worst maritime disasters.

SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING. A woman shows a photo of her family members, passengers who are missing after a boat capsized on June 18, on her smartphone at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra on June 20, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Gov't eyes additional boats, terminals for Pasig River ferry system

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The government wants to build 17 new terminals and add 24 boats to serve the ferry system. Once completed, the operation and maintenance of the upgraded system will be offered to the private sector.

INSPECTION. DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno leads the inspection of the Pasig River ferry system on April 4, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Amid Christmas disasters, EU tells PH, 'We're ready to help'

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:02 PM

'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen

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Dec 22, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Philippines searches for ferry accident survivors, 6 dead

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Maritime Industry Authority Region IV office says 3 of the dead have yet to be identified. The bodies are at the Claro M. Recto Memorial District Hospital in Infanta, Quezon.

MARITIME INCIDENT. A ferry with 251 aboard capsizes between Dinahican, Quezon and Polillo Island. File photo of Mercraft 3 from Mercraft's Facebook page

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Dec 21, 2017 - 8:13 PM

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Ferry McFerryface chosen as name of new Sydney ferry

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

'We asked Sydney to name their new ferries, and we have listened. Ferry McFerryface will be the harbor's newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says

BOATY MCBOATFACE. An undated handout image released in London on March 21, 2016, shows a computer generated image (CGI) of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) new polar research ship, which lives under the monicker Boaty McBoatface. File photo by NERC/AFP

Chelsea Logistics offers to buy Starlite Ferries

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Dennis Uy says the planned acquisition will bring Chelsea Logistics a step closer to fulfilling its growth commitment

PLANNED ACQUISITION. Starlite and its subsidiaries have 14 vessels in the fleet, of which 5 are RORO passenger vessels that were acquired in 2016 and 2017. Photo from Starlite official website

41 dead in 2 Brazil boat wrecks – officials

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:47 PM

According to two statements 19 are killed after a boat sank on the Xingu river late Tuesday while 22 more people died when a ferry sank on early Thursday off the northeastern state of Bahia

Against the Current to hold two free concerts in Manila

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Against the Current is having two concerts in the Philippines and you can attend for free

Photo by Jonathan Kemp via screengrab from Instagram/againstthecurrentny

Last message to South Korea ferry victim: 'Have you been rescued?'

May 26, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The last message on the phone asked whether the person had been rescued urging them to use someone else s phone and contact me if theirs was not working

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. Handout photo from the South Korean Maritime Ministry/AFP

Dead student from sunken South Korea ferry identified

May 25, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Cho Eun Hwa a 17 year old girl from Danwon High School is named by the maritime ministry in a statement

SEWOL REMAINS. This handout photo provided and taken on March 23, 2017 by Hankook Ilbo shows workers checking on the surface of the damaged Sewol ferry between two barges during a salvage operation to bring the sunken ship back to surface, at sea off the southwestern island of Jindo. Photo by Hankook Ilbo/AFP

Dead student's remains found on sunken South Korea ferry

May 19, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Bones retrieved Tuesday from the third floor of the salvaged ship matched X rays and dental records from Huh Da Yun the maritime ministry says in a press statement

SEWOL FERRY. This handout photo provided and taken on March 23, 2017 by Hankook Ilbo shows workers checking on the surface of the damaged Sewol ferry between two barges during a salvage operation to bring the sunken ship back to surface, at sea off the southwestern island of Jindo. File photo by Hankook Ilbo/ AFP

More human bones recovered from sunken South Korean ferry

May 13, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Results from the DNA test will be known in a month

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. AFP File Photo

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry reaches port at last

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED A semi submersible ship carrying the wreck has docked alongside a pier at the southwestern harbor of Mokpo according to an Agence France Presse photographer on the scene

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. Handout photo from the South Korean Maritime Ministry/AFP

Sewol ferry 'remains' are animal bones – South Korea ministry

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:06 PM

5th UPDATE Authorities earlier said the pieces were human The maritime ministry however corrects its initial statement saying According to test results by the National Forensic Service they have been confirmed to be 7 animal bone fragments

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. Handout photo from the South Korean Maritime Ministry/AFP

South Korea's Sewol ferry lifted onto salvage ship

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED The Sewol is likely to be docked at Mokpo early April where the wreck will be searched for bodies

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. Handout photo from the South Korean Maritime Ministry/AFP

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:24 AM

3rd UPDATE It comes nearly 3 years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now ousted president Park Geun Hye

RISING FROM THE SEA. This handout photo provided and taken on March 23, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows the wreck of the Sewol ferry during a salvage operation to bring the sunken ship back to surface, at sea off the southwestern island of Jindo. South Korea Maritime Ministry/AFP

South Korea begins raising sunken ferry

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Two enormous barges are positioned on either side of the 6 825 ton ship and air bags are inserted for the salvage effort which is being led by a Chinese consortium

RAISING SEWOL. A Chinese salvage vessel (C) undertakes recovery operations on the wreck of the submerged Sewol ferry, off the island of Donggeochado on March 22, 2017. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

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Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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4 hurt in vessel collision in Cebu waters – PCG

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:46 AM

UPDATED The SuperCat ferry had engine trouble and was being towed when it had a minor collision with a barge late Saturday says the Philippine Coast Guard

South Korea court rejects Park's evidence on disaster mystery

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Park s lawyers say that she had felt unwell on the morning of the disaster and stayed at her residence instead of her office

An empty court is seen before the first hearing arguments for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul on January 3, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/AFP

South Korea protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Park was impeached by parliament last month over an influence peddling scandal and the Constitutional Court now has to decide whether to confirm the impeachment

RESIGN NOW. Protesters carry portraits of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a protest demanding the impeached President resign immediately in Seoul on January 7, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protestors returned to the streets of Seoul on January 7, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

RORO vessel sinks off Batangas – PCG

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:24 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Coast Guard has already sent two of its ships – BRP Pampanga and MCS 3001 – to verify the situation and assist in operations

ACCIDENT. The Philippine Coast Guard reports that MV Shuttle Roro 5 shrinks off Mabini, Batangas on Monday, December 26, during Typhoon Nina.

#NinaPH: LTFRB orders south-bound buses to stop trips

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The order is intended to avoid adding to the congestion in ports

CHRISTMAS RUSH. Metro Manila residents with luggage and boxes of Christmas gifts for their love ones flocked at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City on Wednesday, patiently wait for a bus ride to the provinces. Photo by Darren Langit

Ferry tragedy probed as South Korea impeachment hearing opens

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:33 PM

President Park Geun Hye s response to the tragedy was one of the issues cited when parliament voted for her impeachment and she faces growing pressure to explain what she was doing on the day

TRIAL BEGINS. (Top L-R) South Korea's Constitutional Court judges Lee Jin-Sung, Lee Jung-Mi and Kang Il-Won attend a hearing into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the Constitutional Court in Seoul on December 22, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Calls for overhaul after 72 die in Myanmar ferry disaster

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Boat accidents are common in Myanmar where many people rely heavily on often overcrowded ferries for transport

In this photograph taken on October 18, 2016 rescue workers are seen on the sunken ferry partially lifted from the water near the river bank.  The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on October 19, 2016, with most of the deceased identified as women and at least two dozen others still missing. The overloaded vessel, whose passengers included scores of teachers and university students, went down early October 15, 2016 while it was travelling on the Chindwin River in Sagaing region. / AFP PHOTO / STR

South Korea sees long wait for Sewol ferry salvage

Oct 17, 2016 - 3:37 PM

With work suspended numerous times due to bad weather and other issues the timeline for raising the Sewol has been repeatedly put back

This handout photo taken on June 12, 2016 and released by South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries via Yonhap shows a large buoy being lifted by a giant floating crane during a salvage project to bring the sunken Sewol ferry back to surface in the sea off Jindo. South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries/Yonhap/AFP

At least 13 dead after Bangladesh ferry capsizes

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:06 PM

So far we have recovered 13 bodies including 3 women and a child Around a dozen people are still missing says Barisal police chief Mohammad Akhteruzzaman

DOE chief Cusi: Arroyo, Aboitiz have nothing to do with my post

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Cusi says his capabilities as new DOE chief are not defined by his friendship with the Arroyos and his former post at Aboitiz Shipping

COMPETITORS. 'Let us put it this way: They are my competitors. I have been out of Aboitiz since 1990. I have been on my own business since 1991,' New DOE chief Alfonso Cusi says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Two years after tragedy, cranes brace to raise Korea ferry

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM

The purpose of our salvage operation is to bring back the 9 missing bodies safely to the families says an official from South Korea s Maritime Ministry

SECOND ANNIVERSARY. South Korean visitors look out to sea as they stand between letters and yellow ribbons for Sewol ferry sinking victims left at Jindo-port, on Jindo Island, in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea, April 15, 2016, a day ahead of the two-year anniversary of the Sewol ferry accident. File photo by Kim Chul-soo/EPA