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Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:03 PM

More than 4 months after the tragic incident, Thai authorities were able to retrieve the Phoenix using a 1,000-ton crane ship hired from Singapore

RECOVERING THE DEAD. Thai rescue personnel transfer a body (C) at the Chalong pier in Phuket on July 6, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project finds a virtually intact ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck

FOUND. An undated handout picture released by Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions in London on October 23, 2018, shows the remains of an ancient Greek trading ship laying on the sea bed at the bottom of the Black Sea near Bulgaira. Handout/Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions/AFP

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India to come home to Manila

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says manning agency EVIC Human Resource Management Inc has booked the tickets of the seafarers who were abandoned by their employers for more than 3 months

Seoul requests Interpol warrant over 'treasure ship' claims

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Authorities have asked Interpol to issue a so-called red notice for the founder of the Singaporean Shinil Group. A red notice is a request to locate and provisionally arrest a person with a view to extradition.

Choi Yong-seok (2nd L), CEO of Shinil Group, looks at a video footage taken by a submersible of the wreck, with the word "Donskoi" visible on the hull, during a press conference on a Russian "treasure" ship in Seoul on July 26, 2018. Shinil Group announced last week it had found an Imperial Russian naval cruiser the Dmitri Donskoi, which sank over a century ago in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), saying it was believed to contain gold bullion and coins worth 130 billion USD. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je

IN PHOTOS: 6 Chinese ships guarding Panatag Shoal

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Only one Philippine fishing vessel is spotted miles away from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal)

FLYING OVER. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a new diplomatic standoff with Italy – nevertheless says it had sent in humanitarian supplies

MIGRANTS. This handout picture obtained on June 22, 2018 from the German NGO 'Mission Lifeline' shows migrants on an inflatable boat boarding the Lifeline sea rescue boat at sea on June 21, 2018. Photo by Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline/AFP

Majority of French reject safe harbor for Aquarius – poll

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The survey shows 56 percent of respondents said they backed the government, while 42 percent said it should have offered to let the ship dock

Aquarius migrants finally land in Spain after week-long odyssey

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Among the passengers are 450 men and 80 women – at least 7 of them pregnant – as well as 89 adolescents and 11 children under the age of 13, figures released by the Valencian authorities show

AQUARIUS. In this file photo taken on May 14, 2018 migrants look at the coastline as they stand aboard the French rescue ship MV Aquarius, off the coast of Sicily. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Spain says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Italy's new populist government and Malta has refused to let Aquarius dock in their ports, accusing each other of failing to meet their humanitarian and EU commitments

MIGRANTS AT SEA. This handout picture obtained on June 15, 2018 from French non-governmental organization Medecins Sans Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shows migrants onboard the MV Aquarius at sea on June 14, 2018. Photo by MSF/AFP

Macron 'never meant to offend' Italy with migrant comments

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Rome summons France's ambassador over Macron's comments and suggests a planned meeting between Macron and Italian President Giuseppe Conte in Paris on Friday could be cancelled unless Paris issues an 'official apology'

APOLOGETIC. French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Vendean entrepreneurs at a K-Line industrial site on June 13, 2018, in Les Herbiers. Photo by Ludovic Marin/POOL/AFP

Second worker in fatal Hanjin shipyard accident dies

May 21, 2018 - 7:46 AM

Both the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) issue suspension orders to Binictican I-Tech, Hanjin's subcontractor, following the accident

HANJIN ACCIDENT. The Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporations-Philippines facility in Subic Freeport. File photo from the HHIC-Phil website

RORO vessel runs aground in marine protected area in Albay

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30 PM

MV Jack Daniel has departed from the Port of Pantao in Libon town on its way to Masbate province

M/V JACK DANIEL runs aground in the marine protected area of Barangay Rawis, Libon town, Albay, some 1.2 kilometers from the shore. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

PH not keen to buy more frigates, opts for smaller vessels

Mar 26, 2018 - 8:05 AM

'I think the two frigates from Hyundai will be the last in the near future,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

SECURITY BRIEFING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana speaks at a forum hosted by the Foundation for Economic Freedom. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: PH Navy finally retires World War 2 warship

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The BRP Rajah Humabon is a 75-year-old Cannon-class destroyer of the US Navy acquired by the Philippines in 1976

RETIRED. BRP Rajah Humabon served the Philippine Navy for 38 years

Frigates deal pushing through; 1st delivery by 2020 – Lorenzana

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'There wasn’t a problem in the first place… it is continuing now [and] it will be delivered in 2020 and the next one, in 2021,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

DEFENSE SECRETARY. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Gov't admits China surveyed Benham Rise without permit

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:26 PM

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and the Philippine Navy say they lack the capabilities and ships to monitor illegal entry

HUDDLE. (L-R) National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, National Security Council Deputy Director General Vicente Agdamag, and Undersecretary Jose Luis Alano huddle during the Senate hearing on Benham Rise, February 26, 2018. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:13 PM

It is the first time SpaceX launches both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before

DRAGON. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle is secured to the International Space Station, delivering over 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to crew. Photo from NASA Twitter page

U.S. warship collides with tugboat in Japan

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Japan's Sagami Bay

Aircraft overhead forces Orbital to cancel cargo launch

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:58 AM

(UPDATED) The unmanned, barrel-shaped Cygnus is packed with food, supplies, and equipment for the 6 astronauts at the International Space Station

SET FOR LAUNCH. The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A, Friday, November 10, 2017 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP

Malacañang keeps faith in China despite ‘island-maker’

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The Philippine government insists China has assured President Duterte it has no intention to reclaim in Scarborough Shoal

Cargo ship with 10 Turkish crew sinks off Istanbul

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:32 PM

The ship sent a distress signal early on Wednesday, November 1, the coast guard command said in a statement

ACCIDENT. Cargo ships passing through the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey in this file photo.

The week in photos: October 7-13, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

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

HARVEST. Belarusians harvesting cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, south of Minsk on October 9, 2017. Photo by Sergel Gapon/AFP

5 crew remain missing after vessel sinks off Philippines

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Commander Armand Balilo, spokesman for the Philippine Coast Guard, adds the Emerald Star departed from Hongkong and was on its way to Indonesia when it sank

Duterte: China 'the only monkey wrench' in North Korea plans

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells Australians to 'keep watch' over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whose 'goddamn stupid name' he 'can't even pronounce'

SHIP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a brief message on board Her Majesty's Australian Ship (HMAS) Adelaide III docked at the Pier 15 in Manila on October 10, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Microsoft co-founder discovers wreckage of WWII ship in PH

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The wreckage is found in the Philippine Sea 5 5 kilometers below the surface says Microsoft co founder Paul Allen who headed a civilian research crew

USS INDIANAPOLIS. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, head of the civilian research crew that located the ship, found the lost ship in the Philippines

10 sailors missing after U.S. destroyer collision off Singapore

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:29 AM

UPDATED The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Straits of Malacca in the early hours the US Navy says

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) on June 26, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released

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Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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How to grow a business, according to Dennis Uy

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The 43 year old businessman from Davao – also a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte – is one of the most aggressive dealmakers in the country acquiring companies left and right

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How the Sy family and Dennis Uy became business partners

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Davao based businessman Dennis Uy has earned the trust of the Philippines richest family the Sys who backed him in his foray into shipping and logistics

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chelsea Logistics stock closes in the red on PSE debut

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Investors take their profits after initially seeing gains on Chelsea Logistics first day of trading

COA hits MGB for P36M spent on 'unseaworthy' survey ship

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The RPS Explorer owned by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau has undergone P36 72 million worth of repairs and maintenance work from 2012 to 2017 but it has not been deployed since 2011

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

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

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

Steering the course to growth: Chelsea Logistics Corp.

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:59 PM

CEO Chryss Alfonsus V Damuy shares growth plans ahead of the company’s IPO announcement this month

PH, U.S. navies complete patrol in Sulu Sea

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The joint patrol is upon the invitation of the Philippine government and comes amid the clashes between government troops and local terrorists in Marawi City

PATROL. Sailors assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to Philippine Navy ship Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for personnel transfer. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis

Most Maersk operations running after cyberattack

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Maersk: We continue to assess the situation Until this analysis is complete we cannot be specific about how many sites and locations are affected or when normal business operations are restored

SHIPPING GIANT. This file photograph taken on August 30, 2010, shows containers from the Danish sea transport company Maersk stacked at the North port terminal in Bremerhaven, northern Germany. Patrik Stollarz/File/AFP

Russia launches space freighter to ISS

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:13 PM

The cargo ship carrying more than two tons of essential supplies including fuel air and equipment and parcels for astronauts is due to dock with the ISS on Friday at 1142 GMT

PROGRESS IN FLIGHT. The Progress cargo ship in flight thanks to a Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket on June 14, 2017. Screen shot from YouTube.

SpaceX poised for Thursday cargo launch to space station

May 31, 2017 - 10:48 PM

If all goes as planned a Falcon 9 rocket will propel the Dragon into low Earth orbit where it will eventually connect with the space station circling the Earth at a height of some 250 miles 400 kilometers

DRAGON TO FLY AGAIN. A multiple exposure photo showing the trail of the Dragon spacecraft as it lifts off, with the Falcon 9 rocket's trail as it landed, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 18, 2016. File photo courtesy of SpaceX

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May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

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IN PHOTOS: PH Navy's brand new BRP Davao del Sur

May 11, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The BRP Davao del Sur is the second amphibious landing dock vessel of the Philippine Navy longer than the ships given by the US Coast Guard

BACK HOME. The crew trained for four months in Indonesia

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M V Amazing Grace can complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations says President Rodrigo Duterte

M/V AMAZING GRACE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Senator Richard Gordon for a tour on the M/V Amazing Grace during its launching at the Philippine Navy Headquarters in Manila on May 9, 2017. Malacañang photo

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center cargo transport vessel and evacuation ship

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 7 626 pounds of crew supplies hardware and dozens of experiments aimed at studying fire growing food and cancer therapies

CARGO SPACECRAFT. The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft approaches its 10-meter capture point where the Canadarm2 grapples resupply ship. Photo and caption courtesy of NASA

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines From April 1 15 2017 help name that vessel

Norway to build world's first ship tunnel at sea

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Built to bypass the Stad peninsula a storm swept area in western Norway the Stad ship tunnel will be 1 7 kilometers one mile long and 36 meters wide making journeys safer

STAD SHIP TUNNEL. The tunnel will allow boats to pass through a mountain without worrying about a rough peninsula in western Norway. Image from The Norwegian Coastal Administration on Flickr.

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members – owner

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Indian cargo ship was carrying items such as wheat and sugar from Dubai via Yemen to Somalia s Bossaso port when it came under attack owner Isaak Them says

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan says it could take up to 100 years to restore the corals in Raja Ampat

DESTROYED. A British cruise ship has caused damage to the ecosystem and habitat structure in Raja Ampat, as well as the loss of some types of coral reefs. Photo sourced from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:38 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Photos sourced by Rappler show the damage at Crossover Reef after cruise vessel Caledonian Sky rammed into the coral reefs

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:23 PM

The Indonesian government vows to take action and slams Captain Keith Michael Taylor who was steering the cruise at the time of destruction

EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. The Caledonian Sky cruise ship ruined a wide area of coral reef in Raja Ampat on Saturday, March 4th. Photo from Stay Raja Ampat Facebook account