27.4 C
Manila
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Home News Top Stories 7 Filipino fishers missing in Brunei

7 Filipino fishers missing in Brunei

 

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said seven Filipinos were reported missing after their fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Brunei.

The DFA, through the Philippine embassy in Brunei, is actively monitoring developments following the sinking of the Brunei-flagged fishing vessel, Radims 2.

Eleven members of the crew were on board, seven of whom were Filipinos, the DFA said in a statement.
Ambassador to Brunei Christopher Montero said the embassy was closely coordinating with Brunei authorities for updates on the search and rescue operations with Malaysia.

According to the embassy’s Philippine Overseas Labor Office, the last communication between the owner of Radims 2 and its captain was on August 7.

Since then, Brunei’s National Search and Rescue Coordination Committee has sought assistance from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in locating the missing crew.


Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

 BEIJING: Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people...

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan on Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the...

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA: A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico...

50 Filipinos in nCoV-hit Chinese province want to go home–DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said about 50 Filipinos in Hubei province in China wanted to be repatriated amid concerns over...

Low-frequency quakes still monitored around Taal volcano — Phivolcs

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said on Wednesday that low-frequency earthquakes were still being felt in the area of Taal Volcano. In...

Today’s Front Page January 29, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 28, 2020