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Coast Guard: 7,292 still stranded due to Seniang

Coast Guard: 7,292 still stranded due to Seniang
December 31, 2014 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/397296/news/nation/coast-guard-7-29...

Over 7,000 people were still stranded in various ports Wednesday due to bad weather conditions from Tropical Storm Seniang (Jangmi), the Philippine Coast Guard said.

It said that as of 4 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 7,292 passengers were stranded along with 16 vessels, 34 motor bancas, and 373 rolling cargos.

Crew abandons migrant ship, sets it on crash course

Crew abandons migrant ship, sets it on crash course
Nicole Winfield Dec 30 2014 http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/12/30/cargo_ship_with_hundreds_on...

ROME—Italian authorities took control Tuesday of a cargo ship carrying hundreds of migrants after the crew disappeared and set it on a programmed route to crash into a coast, officials said.

Bad weather strands 369 passengers in Bicol ports

Bad weather strands 369 passengers in Bicol ports
Shiena M. Barrameda December 30th, 2014 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/660685/bad-weather-strands-369-passengers-i...

NAGA CITY–Nearly 400 passengers were stranded in Bicol ports Tuesday morning after a gale warning was raised along Southern Luzon’s seaboard due to rough weather, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Apprentice Seaman Jason Llanes of the Coast Guard in Bicol said 369 passengers were stranded in ports in Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate and Camarines Sur as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

NYK Line to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing: Company Agrees to Pay $59.4 Million Criminal Fine

NYK Line to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing: Company Agrees to Pay $59.4 Million Criminal Fine
2014-12-30 http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/nyk-line-to-plead-guilty-to-pr...

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a Japanese corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $59.4 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers, and rig bids of international ocean shipping services for roll-on, roll-off cargo, such as cars and trucks, to and from the United States and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced.

Corfu cargo ship seized by illegal immigrants

Corfu cargo ship seized by illegal immigrants - latest
By Harriet Alexander 30 Dec 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/11317444/Corfu-c...

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15.50 Elsewhere in Europe, Spanish police have said that more than 100 migrants on Tuesday managed to scale the six-metre fence surrounding the Spanish exclave of Melilla to enter the territory, while around 40 remained perched on the barrier.

Two Albanian seamen killed in ferry fire salvage

Two Albanian seamen killed in ferry fire salvage
By BENET KOLEKA December 30, 2014 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/397218/news/world/two-albanian-seam...

TIRANA - Two Albanian seamen were killed during an operation to salvage a multideck car ferry that caught fire off Greece's Adriatic Coast when a cable connecting their boat to the ferry snapped and hit them, an Albanian port authority official said on Tuesday.

Nicaragua and Panama Canal projects could be facing financial struggles

Nicaragua and Panama Canal projects could be facing financial struggles
Jensen Werley Dec 29, 2014 http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/12/29/nicaragua-and-pa...

Two of the world's largest canal projects, Nicaragua and Panama, are both lagging with financial struggles, according to the Journal of Commerce.

While work on the Nicaragua Canal began last week, there are still questions regarding funding of the project, which boasts a $50 billion price tag.

Storm signals up in Luzon as Seniang moves toward Panay Gulf

Storm signals up in Luzon as Seniang moves toward Panay Gulf
December 30, 2014 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/397014/weather/storm-signals-up-in-...

Parts of Luzon were placed under storm signals before noon Tuesday as Tropical Storm Seniang (Jangmi) moved toward Panay Gulf, state weather agency PAGASA said.

In its 11 a.m. update, PAGASA said Seniang was estimated at 75 km southeast of Iloilo City as of 10 a.m.

DOH: 492 new HIV cases in Nov. 2014: Of 22,018 HIV cases, 2,011 have become full-blown AIDS

DOH: 492 new HIV cases in Nov. 2014
December 30, 2014 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/397056/news/nation/doh-492-new-hiv-...

The Philippines has 492 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that may progress to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Department of Health reported on Tuesday.

Forty of the 492 cases have led to AIDS, said the DOH Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry for November 2014.

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