Rescue operations for passengers, crew members of ill-fated ship in Danao City delayed due to bad weather

Delta Letigio 01/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some of the passengers and crew members of LCT Manoling 2, a ship that ran aground off the coast of Danao City, have yet to be rescued due to bad weather. LCT Manoling…

2nd crew member, dead cows found after ship sinks off Japan

Associated Press 09/04/2020

TOKYO — Japanese rescuers found the second crew member and multiple dead cows Friday in waters where a ship carrying thousands of cows from New Zealand capsized and is believed to have sunk during stormy weather, coast…

My alarm goes off at 7 a.m.

Zayne D. Manlongat - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2020

My alarm goes off at seven in the morning followed by a brief moment of nothingness — a void. For a couple of seconds, I don’t remember where, what, or who I am. I am just lying…

BFAR-7 to ferry fishery products from Pasil to Mandaue City

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Fishery products from the Pasil Landing Center will soon be available to buyers outside Cebu City, specifically in the northern part of Cebu. To address the declining fish trade at the Pasil Landing Center, the…

Hungry crew members arrested in Cagayan de Oro for violating COVID-19 protocols

Froilan Gallardo 04/07/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO- Hunger proved more powerful than COVID-19. Forced by hunger, five crew members left their ship to buy food ashore but alert residents and policemen intercepted their lifeboat in Barangay Lapasan, this city on Monday,…

Ship with 491 passengers turned away in Nasipit, allowed to dock in Cagayan de Oro 

Froilan Gallardo 03/16/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — The Ro-Ro (roll on-roll off) ship, “M/V St. Francis Xavier,” which was turned away from Nasipit port in Agusan del Norte, has finally found a safe harbor in Cagayan de Oro City.…

Old man dies of cardiac arrest in ship from Manila

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 69-year-old man died while onboard a ship from Manila on the way to Cebu.  The ship, which arrived in a Cebu City port at past 9 a.m. on March 14, is the…

Lite Ferries set to launch brand-new, RINA class ship “LITE FERRY FIVE”

PR 11/16/2019

On its 29th year, Lite Shipping Corporation is on schedule to showcase their new world-class ship. Embarking on a new chapter of “Sailing Bigger, Faster and Better”, with the forthcoming launching of its latest acquisition, the newly…

Ship catches fire in Mandue wharf

Alven Marie Timtim 07/10/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—A ship docked at the FF Cruz Wharf in Mandue City caught fire on Wednesday dawn, July 10, 2019. According to Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) PIO Michael John Encina, the ship that caught fire was…

Lite Ferries Launches Bigger Ship for Cebu City –Ormoc City Route

PR 03/22/2019

A new and faster RORO-passenger ship is set to be part of Lite Ferries’ growing fleet of ships. Newly renovated M/V LITE FERRY 19, the twin sister ship of Lite Ferry 18, will be launched on Monday,…

Roble ship to carry image of Señor Sto. Nino during fluvial procession

Morexette B. Erram 01/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A modern fastcraft owned by a Cebu-based private shipping firm will carry the images of Señor Santo Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe in this year’s fluvial parade. MV Super Joy of Roble…

Shipping firm expands industry footprint with new ship, P2B investment

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/13/2018

AS an archipelago, the Philippines has been relying on inter-island connectivity through sea vessels especially in the Visayas area. For decades, shipping lines have been serving this need to transport people and goods by sea. And it…

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