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Tragic Boat Disasters in the Philippines
« on: September 07, 2009, 05:04:31 PM »
Here is a list of major ferry disasters in the Philippines over the past two decades:

May, 2009: The wooden-hulled MV Commander 6 cracks open and sinks just south of Manila, leaving 12 dead.

December, 2008: Ferry Maejan capsizes off northern Philippines, leaving 30 dead.

November, 2008: Don Dexter Kathleen, small wooden-hulled ferry, capsizes in freak winds off the central island of Masbate, leaving 42 dead.

June, 2008: MV Princess of the Stars, owned by Sulpicio Lines, capsizes at the height of a typhoon. Of the 850 on board, only 57 survive.

February, 2004: A fire breaks out on SuperFerry 14 near Manila Bay, leaving 116 dead. Moro terrorists later claim they planted a bomb aboard the vessel.

April, 2000: The overloaded ML Anahanda, which was supposed to be operating only as a cargo vessel, sinks off the island of Jolo. About 100 of the estimated 150 people on board die.

September, 1998: MV Princess of the Orient ferry, sister ship of Princess of the Stars and owned by Sulpicio Lines, sinks off Batangas City. About 150 die.

December, 1994: A Singaporean freighter hits MV Cebu City in Manila Bay, leaving about 140 dead.

October 1988: MV Doña Marilyn, owned by Sulpicio Lines, sinks off the central island of Leyte, leaving more than 250 dead.

December, 1987: MV Doña Paz, sister ship of Doña Marilyn and owned by Sulpicio Lines, collides with an oil tanker off Mindoro island, leaving more than 4,000 dead in the world’s worst peacetime shipping disaster. source: Agence France-Presse

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