October 29, 1990 |
A Philippine fishing boat with 30 people on board was reported missing Sunday in the South China Sea, the coast guard said.
April 15, 2000 |
Seven more bodies were plucked from the sea in the Philippines today, bringing to 91 the number of fatalities in the country's latest maritime disaster. At least 70 people have been rescued after the overcrowded ML Annahada, overturned Wednesday, officials said.
December 29, 1987 |
The Philippine ferry Dona Paz, which collided with an oil tanker last week, killing an estimated 1,600 people, was safe and not overloaded with passengers, a shipping company official told a board of inquiry Monday. "The boat had a permit from the Maritime Industry Authority. It was safe," said Vicente Gambito, vice president of Sulpicio Lines, which owned the ferry. He also said the ship was not carrying more passengers than its listed capacity of about 1,600.
December 27, 1987 |
Thousands of people whose relatives were victims of the doomed Philippine passenger liner Dona Paz rallied in a downtown Manila park Saturday appealing for government help in collecting compensation and retrieving bodies of the dead. More than 1,600 people died when the oil tanker Victor rammed the Dona Paz last Sunday, causing both vessels to sink after a fiery explosion. Only 26 survivors were found.
October 16, 1988 |
At least 55 people drowned when an overloaded ferry partially sank in heavy seas in the central Philippines, the coast guard reported Saturday. It said 77 people were rescued. The coast guard said the 35-ton Balangiga was sailing from the Samar Island port of Giporlos to Tacloban on Leyte Island when it sank early Friday some 400 miles southeast of Manila after being buffeted by high winds and rough seas.
September 21, 1998
A ferry that sank with 454 people on board was carrying heavy cargo that may have shifted in strong waves, causing the ship to tilt and then sink, the chief investigator said Sunday. Seventeen more people were rescued Sunday after spending more than a day in chilly, storm-whipped waters, bringing the number of survivors to at least 311, officials said. At least 39 people are confirmed dead. The Princess of the Orient sank during a storm Friday night.