The #1 Philippines Ferry Database contains now 32 maritime organizations with 220 ferries plying 176 routes. Almost each individual working day we uncover an additional delivery corporation and new routes. But now the job became hard.
The first 200 ferries have been relatively effortless to find. But the very last 20 are nicely concealed in remote bays and ports. It is amazing, but the past businesses we uncovered do even not have an official avenue deal with.
The database is here “Routes” and “Ports“.
We located businesses like Hijos de Juan Corrales Inc. and Starhorse Transport Lines. Hijos is funny. They have only a person compact passenger boat – we just can’t get in touch with this tiny vessel a ferry. The Hijos-1 plies the route among Balngoan (Misamis Oriental) and Benoni (Camiguin). We caught this minimal boat Tuesday early morning when we went to Cagayan de Oro.
In the background Mount Mambajao of Camiguin.
Hijos-1 is a actual veteran of the seas (like lots of or most of the ferries listed here). Below is a photograph of Hijos from 1967. It was taken from an advertisement of Cummins Diesel. Today’s shape is the outcome of lots of modifications, repairs and included characteristics. It would be intriguing to dig in the previous of all the ferries right here. Numerous of them were being designed in Japan. After 20 several years of service, they were being marketed to Korea. There once again they sailed all through some 20 decades. Finally they arrived in the Philippines where they sail right up until they sink or until eventually they are recycled as steel bars for residence design.
The other amusing corporation is Starhorse Shipping Strains. They have 8 vessels all called M/V Virgen of Peñafrancia with roman figures from II to IX. All these ferries ply only one particular route: From Lucena to Marinduque. They have a single really unusually formed ferry:
This ferry fairly appears like a bridge than a floating ferry.
No official Ferry Database
We are positive, there are extra ferries swimming in the seas in and around the Philippines. But now it gets difficult to locate them. We checked MARINA, the Philippines Maritime Sector Authority. Very little to uncover there about ferries. We checked the Philippine Ports Authority – lots and structures for hire, but no trace of ships or ferries. Or did we miss anything?
The Globe Transport Register consists of some surprises. We are now hoping to recognize the ferries. This could possibly choose some time. We experience a bit like Sherlock Holmes and Agathe Christie, but we aren’t chasing criminals but Philippines ferries.
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The Philippines Ferry Database desires you all. A thoroughly loaded ferry databases or even a ship database ought to be furnished by governing administration businesses. They do not however, tomorrow possibly. So it is up to us, the touring community to present this kind of info to our touring mates. If you know of a ferry line or a ferry route, you should deliver us a concept. The Philippines are a great deal additional than Boracay, Palawan, Coron and perhaps Panglao. Our in excess of 7107 islands are fantastic, but not effortless to get to. Assist travellers and travellers to discover their ferry. Maraming salamat po amigos.
The databases is here “Routes” and “Ports“.