Collision in Port Sinks Ferry MV Thomas Aquinas
Friday, August 16, 2013

According to an AP report, a ferry reportedly packed with more than 600 peopl sank near the Philippine port of Cebu after it and a cargo vessel collided.

The wire service reports that the captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas ordered the ship abandoned after it began listing and then sank after hitting the cargo vessel, citing a coast guard officer source.

There was no immediate word on casualties, but passenger Jerwin Agudong told radio station DZBB that some people were trapped and he saw bodies in the water.

He reported that the ferry was entering the pier when the cargo vessel, which was on the way out, suddenly collided with the ship. 

He said the ferry came from Nasipit in Agusan del Sur province in the southern Philippines on a daylong journey.

(Source: AP & Staff)

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