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Marina suspends ferry stranded by waves in Dumaguete

January 5, 2013


THE Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) suspended the safety certificate of MV Zamboanga Ferry a day after it failed to dock at the Dumaguete City port due to strong waves. Marina-7 legal officer Jose Cabatingan said the suspension will be lifted only after there are satisfactory results in an inspection of the vessel’s […]

Vessel unable to unload in Dumaguete due to strong winds, waves

January 3, 2013


Strong winds and huge waves caused an inter-island ferry that came from Zamboanga to run aground about 20 meters from the Dumaguete City port yesterday morning. MV Zamboanga Ferry of George and Peter Lines Inc. (GPLI) bound for Dumaguete and helmed by Capt. Arnold Tecson was expected to dock in the port at 9 a.m […]

Tañon demarcation done before year-end

November 5, 2012


The demarcation of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape’s boundaries will be finished before the year ends. According to Viernov Grefalde, Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) superintendent, the technical team composed of surveyors, engineers and personnel from the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) were setting up anchoring markers on the seabed to help local […]

Late cemetery visits, rush for vessel trips

November 2, 2012


Despite crowds at various cemeteries in Cebu City yesterday, All Saints’ Day was generally peaceful in the daytime, said police. No crimes were reported there as of 6 p.m. but visitors were expected to swell in number as night set in, requiring more vigilance by law enforcers. About 12,000 people visited Carreta cemetery, one of […]

Over 4,000-T passengers stranded because of ‘Ofel’

October 25, 2012


Manila—Over 4,000 passengers bound for Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao were stranded at several ports yesterday after the Coast Guard grounded their vessels due to Tropical Storm “Ofel,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said. In its latest advisory issued yesterday noon, the NDRRMC said 1,346 passengers were stranded at the Coast Guard Pier […]

After 3 ship stalling incidents, Prov’l Board asks Marina to check seaworthiness of vessels

October 16, 2012


THE Cebu Provincial Board is asking the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) in Region 7 and the Philippine Coast Guard to monitor the seaworthiness of ships in the province. The request, in a resolution sponsored by PB Member Arleigh Sitoy, followed successive incidents of vessels of Trans Asia Shippine Lines stalling at sea or experiencing problems […]

Third Trans Asia vessel stalls at sea, returns to Cebu City

October 14, 2012


IT was supposed to be the first commercial voyage of MV Asia Philippines, a passenger vessel of Trans Asia, after three months of major repairs. But a “minor technical problem” experienced at the vicinity of the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge forced the crew to turn the vessel back to Cebu City’s Pier 4 at past 11 […]

22 vessels cancel trips from Cebu

July 31, 2012


At least 22 vessels decided to cancel their trips from the port of Cebu because of rough seas as of 1 p.m. yesterday. The ships were set to sail for different parts of Bohol province, Ormoc City and other parts of Leyte, Aklan and Iloilo. The Coast Guard advised shipping companies not to sail due […]

Volunteers remove garbage from Lapu beaches

July 9, 2012


A TRUCKLOAD of garbage was taken from the waters of public beaches in barangay Marigondon in Lapu-Lapu City during a coastal and underwater clean-up last week. The clean-up project is in line with the celebration of the 17th Police Community Relation (PCR) month which is celebrated for the whole month of July. The Lapu-Lapu City […]

Cement in sunken ship threatens Lapu’s coastal fishing

July 7, 2012


The livelihood of fisherfolk in four Lapu-Lapu City coastal barangays may be affected by Sunday’s sinking of a cargo ship near the coast of barangay Canjulao. The cargo ship MB B& E Uno, carrying 23,000 sacks of cement from Iligan City, sank as it maneuvered to dock in Cebu City’ Pier 4. The cement cargo […]