Cargo Ships Collide

Monday, March 13, 2006
A cargo vessel carrying about 17,000 bags of rice and 22 people sank off the Cebu Harbor on March 11 after colliding with another vessel, the Philippine Coast Guard said. The MV Premship-X sank near the North Entrance of the Cebu Harbor, or about 1.5 nautical miles of the PKS Shipyard in Tayud, Consolacion, after colliding with the MV Mijara II about 6:00 p.m., according to a report from the Coast Guard. All four officers and 18 crewmembers of the vessel were saved, with the MV Mijara II helping in the rescue operations. According to the Coast Guard, the incident occurred while the MV Premship-X was on its way to Catbalogan, Eastern Samar. The MV Mijara II, on the other hand, was on its way to the PKS shipyard for minor repairs. (Source: Inq7.net)

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