Ferries sunk: We received a confirmation from a responsible particular person with an update of what had happened. Now it is also dark. We’ll dispatch a photographer tomorrow early morning.
We just obtained an picture from Christopher Rodriguez:
Our most up-to-date make contact with educated us that Supershuttle Ferry #15 had had a “big” hole in the overall body. How significant? We don’t know.
This ferry plies the weekend route from Cebu to Camiguin. The 12 several hours excursion leaves Cebu at 08:00 p.m. Friday evening and arrives at 08:00 a.m. in Balbagon port in Camiguin. The ferry then leaves on Sunday night at 08:00 p.m. from Balbagon port to arrive at Cebu pier #8 on Monday early morning all over 08:00 a.m. This is the only relationship that makes it possible for a immediate hauling of significant goods involving Cebu and Camiguin.
This afternoon Super Shuttle Ferry #11 attempted to tow her damaged sister ship to Cebu for fix. What exactly took place is not however acknowledged but both equally ferries sunk. The waves in Agoho experienced been below 1.80 meters (6 ft). This must not be the explanation for these types of an accident.
If you have a search at the ferries, you would not speculate. Right here you can see photos of most of the ferries working in the Philippines’ waters.
And did you know?
Many, not all, ferries functioning below in the Philippines do have a extremely prolonged and pretty adventurous historical past.
They had been developed in Japan and plied coastal routes in the course of 20+ years. You may possibly even see the previous embossed names these types of as “Heiribunzli Maru” in their bodies.
Immediately after these several many years, the ferries were marketed to South Korea. Someones sunk off the Korean coastline, others survived.
The final destination constantly experienced been the Philippines.
Some of the ferries only swim, since the paint glues the rust particles with each other – otherwise: ferry sunk!
Camigun, ultimate desired destination?
In the past 7 yrs I have by now been witness of the wrecking of 3 ferries in the Camiguin port of Benoni. The past a person experienced been the “M/V Royal Princess”. We lately begun a bet, which a person of the rusty floating coffins will be upcoming: Doña Pepita or Hijos?
We hope to have a lot more information and facts tomorrow morning.