Ferry Accident - the Pictures

Ferry Accident – the Photographs

Ferry Accident: Sorry for the late update. Very last night, this early morning and this afternoon we experienced no electrical power in parts of Camiguin. Right here they are, the pictures of Super Shuttle Ferries 11 and 15 off the coast of Balbagon on Camiguin island.

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 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

The two stranded and partly sunken ferries. Super Shuttle Ferry 11 just before the a lot bigger Super Shuttle Ferry 15. The situation is some 600 meters north of Balbagon port on Camiguin island.

 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

Super Shuttle Ferry 11 lays deep in the h2o and is severely harmed on the proper aspect (starboard for actual seamen). Super Shuttle Ferry 15 is substantially more substantial. Damages can not be assessed without the need of likely on board.

 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

 

On this image just one can see the short distance from the coast at small tide. In the course of the evening and early morning the coastline guard place a swimming oil barrier to prevent an oil spill.

Recovered oil from Super Shuttle Ferries

Barrels full of recovered oil from the two ferries.

 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

Our reporter “Butch” discussing with the main of the rescue team. The coastguard and rescue experienced a tricky occupation final evening. Specially when 1 sees what tools experienced been offered. Please see under.

 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

This rowing boat is the only offered transportation concerning the the shore and the two damaged vessels. A genuinely harmful job.

 Super Shuttle Ferries 11+ 15 off Balbagon

This portion of the seaside in Balbagon is frequently frequented by divers. At the place of the two wrecked vessels one can find (could discover) great tricky and delicate corals.

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Ferry Accident – what experienced occurred?

There are however a lot of different tales informed all over the island. We report the most clear one particular:

Tremendous Shuttle Ferry 15 experienced plied the route from Cebu to Camiguin in the evening from Friday to Saturday, November 21 to 22. The crew then discovered h2o getting into under the drinking water line about the tail shaft. The responsible officer then made a decision not to sail back to Cebu but wait for a tug to be introduced to Cebu.

Instead of dispatching a tug boat with powerful engines from Cebu, the business made the decision that the a great deal smaller sized and much underneath-motorized Tremendous Shuttle Ferry 11 need to tow the big range 15 to Cebu.

Yesterday they started the operation when sea experienced been rough and wind blew at 35 km/h. They entirely underestimated the robust drifts on this coastline. The drifts, the waves and the wind with each other pushed the two boats northwards and to the coast. The weak motor of Super Shuttle Ferry 11 experienced no likelihood.

In its place of chopping the tow rope and safe and sound at minimum quantity 11, the two ships collided and ran on ground in the coral blocks.

And now?

With no heavy equipment, the rescue team has to wait for the up coming quite substantial tide and hope to get the two ships afloat. We are not mariners and we aren’t rescue professionals. Therefore we do not comment but retain our ears and eyes open.

No ferry at all

A coast guard officer explained to us that there would be no ferry operating from or to Camiguin all day now. Tomorrow we’ll see. We also wonder what will come about on Friday night time. Will there be a further ferry plying the route involving Cebu and Camiguin? Continue to be tuned …

Limited update:

11/27/2014 @ 8:19 p.m. There had been no travellers on any of the two ferries. The accident transpired during a towing motion.

 

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