Philippine Ferry Sinks

Monday, June 23, 2008

More than 700 people are reported missing after a Philippine ferry capsized in a typhoon on Sunday.  Reuters reported that so far, only four people are known to have survived the ferry disaster.  Many passengers did not make it off the MV Princess of Stars in time.
Princess of Stars ran aground on but the coast guard was unable to reach it because of huge swells and bad weather caused by Typhoon Fengshen, which crashed into the central on Friday.
Four people have been confirmed dead but most of the 620-plus passengers and 121 crew remain missing. Children's slippers and life jackets have washed ashore.
At least two other coast guard vessels were en route to help in rescue efforts and divers would be able to scour the submerged ship.
The vessel's owner, Sulpicio Lines, said it had lost contact with the ferry, which was en route to Cebu from

Source:  Reuters

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