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2008-10-06 09:00:41

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. The Task Force Princess of the Stars, in a statement, said the last barrel of endosulfan trapped inside the capsized ferry was successfully and safely retrieved as of 1 p.m. Sunday. "Sulpicio Lines said the toxic...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

Philippines warned against environmental disaster for ferry capsizal MANILA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- A joint expert team from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) Monday warned of huge environmental disaster in the waters of the Philippines' central province of Romblon following the sinking of an ill-fated ferry. The MV Princess of the Stars, containing large amounts of oil and highly toxic chemicals, capsized off Romblon on June 21 at the height of Typhoon Fengshen with 863...

2008-06-25 06:02:24

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. The shrieks got so loud, he said, he could not determine if the captain gave an order to abandon the ship. "My heart was racing fast," Laborte said. "All I could think about was whether there were enough lifeboats for all of us." When the ship tilted heavily to the left,...

2008-06-24 09:02:24

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. Philippine Navy divers rapped on the hull of the stricken ship, the MV Princess of Stars, yesterday but received no response. Meanwhile, bodies, including those of a man and a woman who had tied...

2008-06-24 09:00:42

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. Philippine coast guard officials made the announcement three days after the vessel capsized with more than 800 people aboard during a powerful typhoon. Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo told dzBB radio today that most of the bodies were floating inside, trapped when the ship...

2008-06-23 09:00:25

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. Glenn Rabonza, executive director of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, said casualty figures were difficult to confirm because of the extremely bad weather, which was hampering search and recovery...

2008-06-22 12:00:02

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines -- Navy and coast guard ships battled huge waves and strong winds today to reach a stranded ferry carrying more than 740 people after Typhoon Fengshen battered the country killing 17. Rescue vessels aborted an initial attempt Saturday to get to the MV Princess of Stars after it ran aground near Sibuyan island, but efforts resumed amid stormy weather Sunday, coast guard chief Vice Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo said. Fengshen lashed the central...


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