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Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

Car carrier catches fire off Philippines

A car carrier that caught fire off the coast of the Philippines was abandoned near Reed Bank on June 17, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has said. The ship, the Diamond...

Rift between Customs, PIA intensifies over $1.6m smuggled heroin

Fishermen find cocaine worth $4m in Philippines 

Filipino fishermen have fished nearly 40 kilogrammes of cocaine worth over four million dollars from waters off an eastern Philippines province, police said on Tuesday....

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

Philippines Coast Guard rescues abducted sailors

The Philippine Coast Guard said it has rescued the two abducted crewmen of fishing boat Sri Dewi 1 who were kidnapped in September 2018. One of the crew members was...

US LNG exports reshaping global shipping flows

Philippines considers bidders for LNG terminal project

Philippine Energy Secretary, Alfonso Cusi, on Tuesday said the government has short-listed three different groups to build and operate its first liquefied natural gas...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Erratic president of Philippines sacks all top customs officials

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who is well known for his erratic behavior and uncouth utterances, on Thursday fired the head of the Bureau of Customs and ordered...

Cargo ship runs aground in Philippines

Cargo ship runs aground in Philippines

Three holes have been found in the hull of a cargo vessel which ran aground on Sunday off Agusan del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard said in a statement. At the time of...

Philippines stops human smuggling on cruise ship in Bataan

Philippines stops human smuggling on cruise ship in Bataan

Philippine authorities have stopped a smuggling attempt of 139 persons aboard a cruise ship in Bataan. The Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of...

Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna

Australia bans ‘Thorco Luna’ from its ports 

The Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna has been banned from Australian ports after it was detained for the third time this year for consistently failing to meet...

Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

By Jite Eriabie  The Philippines on Wednesday said it would oppose what it said were attempts by Beijing to formally assign Chinese names to undersea features on part...

Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

The Philippines on Wednesday said it would oppose what it said were attempts by Beijing to formally assign Chinese names to undersea features on part of Manila’s...

Four dead, 240 rescued from sunken ferry off Philippines

By Jite Eriabie  Four out of over 250 passengers of M/V Mercaft 3 ferry have died after the vessel capsized in rough weather off the Philippines earlier today. The...

Philippines: Ferry capsizes with 251 people on board

At least four people have died after a ferry with 251 passengers on board capsized off the coast of the Philippines. The country’s coastguard said it was...