Ferry sunk between Albay and Masbate

MV Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The MV Lady of Mount Carmel, a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel, left the port of the town of Pioduran in Albay at around 2 a.m. and was bound for Aroroy in Masbate when it sank between 02:00 a.m. and 03:00 a.m (PST).

MV Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Photo courtesy of John Mikeel

The vessel sailed with 35 passengers and 22 crew, two passenger buses and a large truck on board. It was supposed to reach the Aroroy port at 5 a.m. 40 persons have so far been rescued in the ongoing search and rescue operations and 2 passengers are confirmed to have died in the accident.

MV Our Lady of Mount Carmel

MV Our Lady of Mount Carmel is owned by Aboitiz Transport System. The ship had been built in Japan 1972 by Shikoku and its original name has been SHIZUKI MARU until 1985 then it got the name of ETSUSA MARU until 1988, when it was sold to the Philippines.

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