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June 4, 2018 | Hanjin | Ships

Lost at sea: Kiwi sailor spends four days on a life raft after tropical storm lashes the Philippines

May 7, 2018 | Ships

In the beginning, there were five beating hearts in the life raft. Deadly Tropical Storm Kai-tak — which would eventually take 54 lives — was brushing the waters they’d been sailing off the Philippine island of Dinagat and their 18-metre yacht, Katerina I, had been taking on water for several hours. Initially, Whangaparaoa-raised Laurie Miller, Read More

Military ties strengthened

April 18, 2018 | Military | Royal Australian Navy vessels | Ships

ROYAL Australian Navy’s HMAS ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have just completed concurrent port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of a three-month southeast Asia deployment. SUCCESSFUL EXERCISE: Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Gemma Stratton, Support Phoebe Evans, Electronics Technician William Gilbert and Electronic Technician James Durrington prepare to come alongside Subic Bay during Read More

Akizuki-class destroyer on 3-day visit; Japan’s 1st female commander in town

April 14, 2018 | Japanese | Ships | Subic Bay Freeport Zone

The Japanese Akizuki-class Destroyer arrived in Subic Bay on Friday for a three-day goodwill visit in the country with about 200 officers and crew, among them Japan’s first-ever female commander of a warship squadron. By Francis Wakefield and Jonas Reyes

US carrier patrols South China Sea, docks in Manila

April 12, 2018 | Military | Ships | South China Sea | United States | USS Theodore Roosevelt

MANILA, Philippines — A United States aircraft carrier displayed military power while patrolling the disputed areas in the South China Sea before docking in Manila yesterday for a scheduled port visit. by Jaime Laude A sailor inspects an FA-18 Hornet fighter jet during training on the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Read More