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Toxic chemicals retrieved from capsized Philippine ferry MANILA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four hundred and two barrels of toxic chemical endosulfan have been recovered from the capsized ferry MV Princess of Stars more than 100 days after it sank off in central Philippines.
By Carlos H. Conde What Rodel Laborte could not forget was the screaming of his fellow passengers. As the strong waves and wind tossed around the 24,000-ton ferry - "like a paper boat," he said - pandemonium broke out.
By Kathy Marks For five hours, Jessie Buot swam through mountainous seas and torrential rain, until he reached dry land. He was the one of the fortunate ones. Most of the 862 passengers and crew aboard a ferry that capsized in a typhoon in the central Philippines are believed to have perished.
By PAUL ALEXANDER By Paul Alexander The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines Philippine officials say divers have managed to get inside an upside-down ferry but have found only bodies and no survivors.
By Carlos Conde A powerful typhoon battered the Philippines over the weekend, killing at least 137 people, according to the Red Cross. The death toll could increase sharply after a ferry carrying more than 700 passengers and crew members capsized off a province south of Manila.
By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rescue teams braved ferocious winds on Thursday searching for 26 crew members missing after a bulk carrier ferrying iron ore sank in rough seas off South Africa's eastern coast.
By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rescue teams searched on Thursday for 27 crew members missing after a bulk carrier ferrying iron ore from Brazil to China sank in rough seas off South Africa's eastern coast.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Rescue teams have found 185 dead and 231 survivors so far from among the nearly 1,400 passengers and crew aboard an Egyptian ferry which sank overnight in the Red Sea, a senior police official said on Friday.
KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two days after a ferry sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east, nearly 40 people were still missing, a rescue official said on Thursday, although estimates of the number of people on the ship have varied widely.
KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian naval vessels rescued more than 100 people on Wednesday after a ferry sank in heavy seas in the country's east, but dozens could still be missing, port officials said. Two navy ships had picked up 114 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, told Reuters.
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