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Filipino sailors remitted over $1 billion in January-February 2019

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:18 PM

For the entire 2018, Filipino seafarers wired home a total of P317 billion through bank channels

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Pinoy sailors send home record $6.1B in 2018

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Money sent home by Filipino sailors account for about 19% of all remittances of overseas Filipino workers in 2018

MORE REMITTANCES. Filipino sailors manning the forecastle of a container ship in Bilbao, Spain. Photo by Joachim Affeldt/Shutterstock

U.S. ship docks in Manila; sailors, Marines to help Mayon victims

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:50 PM

More than 2,500 sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard visit Manila 'to enhance the strong ties between the Philippines and the US'

IN MANILA. Operations Specialist Seaman Recruit Rizza Fontanares, from San Diego, uses big eyes binoculars while standing forward lookout watch during sea and anchor detail as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Manila for a scheduled port visit. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes

Aktris Hollywood dan pemeran Kamen Rider meriahkan ‘Indonesia Comic Con 2016’

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:48 PM

‘Indonesia Comic Con’ digelar pada 1 2 Oktober di Jakarta Convention Centre

Indonesia Comic Con 2016 dimeriahkan aktris Hollywood dan Jepang. Foto dari website resmi ICC 2016.

Indonesian sailor escapes Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Aug 17, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The 28 year old attempted his escape after his captors allegedly declared they would behead him

'Go to hell Philippines': Indonesian workers ask Duterte to act on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings

Jul 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Frustrated workers hold rally in front of the Philippine embassy decrying what they perceive as a lack of action from the Philippine government regarding the Abu Sayyaf

'GO TO HELL.' Protesters express their frustration over Abu Sayyaf kidnappings. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Indonesia bans ships from sailing to Philippines after Abu Sayyaf kidnapping

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:59 PM

This comes after the government confirmed 7 Indonesian sailors were kidnapped at gunpoint earlier this week

Here's what Indonesia plans to do after kidnappings

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:37 PM

14 Indonesians are held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf What s Indonesia s plan to save them?

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Gunmen kidnap 4 Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:39 AM

UPDATED The kidnapping comes just over two weeks after 10 Indonesian sailors were kidnapped in waters off southern Philippines

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Iran releases US sailors seized in Gulf

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:12 PM

3rd UPDATE The sailors – 9 men and a woman – are freed after being seized in the Gulf

epa05099360 A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 13 January 2016 shows a Riverine command boat from Riverine Detachment 23 operating with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) (not pictured) during a maritime air support operations center exercise in the Arabian sea, at sea, 12 June 2012. Two US naval vessels were detained on 13 January 2016 by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf, but US defense officials said the sailors on board the ships were not in any danger. After losing contact with the 'two small naval craft,' which media reportedly to be two Riverine patrol boats, US officials established communication with Iranian authorities 'who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel,' the Pentagon said. The Pentagon has received assurances the sailors would be allowed to continue their journey promptly. They were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain when they were detained. EPA/US NAVY/ZANE ECKLUND HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

PH to bring home victims of Vietnam ship mishap

Jan 05, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The Philippines is working to repatriate the lone survivor and the bodies of two fatalities after their cargo ship sank off Vietnam

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Search for ship sunk off S. Korea finds no trace of crew

Apr 05, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Authorities say the bodies of two North Korean sailors were recovered and three other crew were rescued on Friday As of mid morning Saturday around 11 people are still missing

SURVIVOR. A North Korean sailor lies on a bed as South Korean Coast Guard members talk to him at a hospital on the southern resort island of Jeju. Photo from the Republic of Korea/ AFP/ YONHAP

Pirates kidnap two American sailors off Nigeria

Oct 24, 2013 - 11:40 PM

This is the first reported kidnapping of US nationals around the oil producing Niger Delta region in at least two years

V-League: Navy keeps FEU winless

Sep 08, 2013 - 5:32 PM

Navy defeated FEU to keep the Lady Tamaraws winless in the V League

Preview: Unbeaten teams Cagayan, Army collide

Sep 08, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Unbeaten teams Cagayan Valley and Army collide in an explosive matchup

ONE MORE TIME. Cagayan and Army meet for the first time since the Friendship Games final battle. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

14 Pinoy sailors freed by Somali pirates

Mar 12, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED The seafarers were part of the 26 member crew of a Greek oil tanker hijacked 10 months ago by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman

SEIZED BY PIRATES. The M/V Smyrni was hijacked on May 10, 2012 by Somali pirates off the coast off Oman. Photo by Igor Torgachkin / MarineTraffic

Oil spill reaches La Union surf beaches

Feb 25, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Surfer clubs are cleaning up the beaches while the oil spill moves closer to Ilocos Sur

OIL SPILL. The oil spill comes from a Panama-flagged cargo ship that sank on February 17 off Pangasinan. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

Kalaw: A Rappler short story

May 01, 2012 - 10:11 AM

For more than a decade T M Kalaw St in Manila has been the center of the seafaring industry Rappler looks at the future of the young cadets and why any risk is worth shipping out

A sailor waits for a ride along T.M.Kalaw street. Photo by Patricia Evangelista.