Vessel Stranded Again In Batangas

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 | NEWS, Philippines with 2 Comments

The series of sea tragedies in the Philippines may not yet be over after all.   M/V Starlite Navigator, a roll-on roll-off ferry, suddenly stopped on its way from Batangas City to Calapan City in Mindoro. Still fresh from the sinking of M/V Baleno 9 last December 24, around 222 passengers were frightened when they got stranded and lights went off the vessel. M/V Starlite left Batangas City port around 5pm, December 30 and after 1 hour the vessel encountered mechanical problem.  The vessel only asked for help around 8pm.  M/V Starlite was towed by the Philippine Coast Guard to Calapan City port.

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    toomelo // January 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    this is the fruit of having old ships… supposedly roro ferries that old shouldn’t be used… if theye are still going to be used it should be maintained properly but judging by how the shipping industry runs here in the philippines the possibility of that happening is not even possible… i don’t know why those kind of ships get through such inspections… i guess it shows how corrupt the government agencies like pcg and marina are cause they are the ones who are supposedly in charge of the routine checks on ships or even the owner…. they just want to earn… oh what a mess…..

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    Cendrick // January 6th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Yeah, you’re right…Old ships should not be used to avoid such tragedies…and what I want to suggest is that there should be really separate ship for passengers and cargo.

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