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Cokaliong M/V Filipinas Jagna

Good News from the Philippines Ferries: Cokaliong has christened their latest RoRo ferry, the M/V Filipinas Jagna. Silent Gardens has improved the Philippines Ferry Database.

Cokaliong first

Welcome in the Bohol Sea M/V Filipinas Jagna

Cokaliong Shipping Lines of Cebu City has christened their most recent ferry, M/V Filipinas Jagna. Cokaliong Shipping Lines currently operates 11 state of the art ferries in the Visayas. These ferries sail from and to 14 destinations.

The new ship with an overall length of 76.66 meters, gross tonnage of 2,997.78 tons, and 14.50 meters in breadth. The ferry can accommodate a total of 625 persons and has a maximum speed of 15 knots and service speed of 14.5 knots.

Its previous trade route was an international voyage from the Port of Wakkanai in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido, Japan to the Port of Korsakov, Russia.
The M/V Filipinas Jagna will ply the Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu route on Tuesday and Thursday and the Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Jagna-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu route every Saturday starting November this year.
Chester Cokaliong, founder, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc., said that with the addition of the ship to their fleet, they were able to generate employment for 50 people who were hired as ship officials and crew members.
Here in Camiguin we would have appreciated when the ferry would have stopped at least once a week in Balbagon port. The weekly Cebu – Camiguin – Cebu ferry is really missing on the island.
Cokaliong M/V Filipinas Jagna

M/V Filipinas Jagna – the party

[Editor’s remark:] There are almost no factory new ships in the Philippines. Almost all ferries have worked before in Japan. Some ones even went from Japan to Korea and served there for another 20 years before coming to their final destination: The Philippines. There is one big exception: Archipelago FastCat sails wit brand-new RoRo catamarans. 

Philippines Ferry Database

With each new ferry, with each new route, our Philippines Ferry Database grew heavier. With the arrival of the M/V Filipinas Jagna, you needed to load over 27 Megabytes before you could enjoy the routes and ships. This had been much too heavy. A friend from a Philippines forum gave us some hints. We thank “Carabao” for his wonderful kick in the but. Now we are down at 2.6 Megabytes – slimmed down over 90 percent.

First we reprogrammed the route map. It now automatically zooms in to display only the network of the ferry company. This then looks like this:

Philippines Ferry Database

Philippines Ferry Database: the Route map

The information about the ferry company only shows up, if someone wishes to see the information. You have to scroll down from the map.

Philippines Ferry Database

Philippines Ferry Database: Company information

And finally the ferries are still displayed in a an overlay picture.

Philippines Ferry Database

Philippines Ferry Database: Photo overlay

We are now integrating the port information into the same page. This should again accelerate the loading of the pages.

But sorry, for now we’ll have a break. We’ll go to Naga City to celebrate the Peñafrancia Fiesta. Viva la Virgen!

Our Lady of Penafrancia

Our Lady of Penafrancia (Photo courtesy of HARLANDO BARRETTE @H4RL4 IN INSTAGRAM)

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