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2010-07-14 14:28:38

NASA satellite imagery confirmed that Tropical Storm Conson is departing the Philippines and is almost entirely in the South China Sea. At 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EDT/10 p.m. local Asia/Manila time) on July 14, Tropical Storm Conson was located about 225 nautical miles west-northwest of Manila, the Philippines. That places Conson's center near 16.3 North and 116.9 East. Conson had maximum sustained winds near 50 knots (57 mph) and was moving west-northwest near 12 knots (14 mph). Conson is...

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2010-07-14 06:36:14

Tropical Storm Conson became a typhoon overnight Monday with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm as it was making landfall in Luzon, the Philippines. Conson is already moving into the South China Sea and headed for a landfall in south China. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Conson at 04:55 UTC (12:55 a.m. EDT/12:55 p.m. local...

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...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

Typhoon Hagupit forces airlines cancel trips to Hong Kong MANILA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least four airlines on Wednesday canceled seven scheduled flights from Manila to Hong Kong as Typhoon Hagupit moves to hit Hong Kong after battling the Philippines. According to local news network GMA News, one flight of Cebu Pacific, two flights of Philippine Airlines, three flights of Cathay Pacific, and one flight of China Southern Airlines scheduled to leave Manila on Wednesday, have been...

2008-08-22 03:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) GUANGZHOU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) - South China's Guangdong Province on Friday initiated a Class-I response to Typhoon Nuri, the 12th tropical storm this year. The provincial observatory said the eye of the storm was in the South China Sea about 180 km from Shenzhen as of 8 a.m. on Friday, packing strong winds. Typhoon Nuri was moving northwest at 15 to 20 km per hour and was expected to hit the coast...

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...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

Text of report by Spanish newspaper ABC website, on 1 July Zaragoza: Just a few metres separate the pavilion of the Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and that of China at the Expo site in Zaragoza, but the distance between their messages is enormous. The huge hydraulics works that the Asian giant is promoting have been openly criticized by the 350 NGOs represented in their pavilion at the Expo, known as The Beacon [Spanish: El Faro]. The enormous distance between one another's...

2008-06-25 09:02:31

By JIM GOMEZ By Jim Gomez The Associated Press SAN FERNANDO, Philippines A Coast Guard diver searching for survivors Tuesday inside a ferry that capsized in a typhoon found bodies and a bit of comfort - a plastic rosary floating in the water. Lt. Cmdr. Inocencio Rosario slipped on the string of light blue beads for luck, and hoped that it was an omen that a miracle was still possible, that survivors would be found inside the hulking vessel. Typhoon Fengshen toppled the...

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...


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