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The Philippine Coast Guard evacuates 103 passengers from grounded ferry off Camiguin – Manila Bulletin

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) evacuated 103 distressed passengers from a ship that ran aground off Camiguin on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9, according to Manila Bulletin.

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Capt. Ian Sumaylo, captain of Super Shuttle Ferry 21, said they were traveling in the vicinity waters of Benoni Port in Camiguin en route to Balingoan Port in Misamis Oriental when the vessel suddenly ran aground around 2:35 p.m.

According to investigators, the ship’s steering power was turned off which made it hard for Sumaylo to maneuver the vessel until the accident happened.

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Rescue teams from the PCG immediately responded to evacuate 103 passengers from the distressed vessel. The PCG rescue teams also secured 17 cargoes onboard the vessel.

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All the rescued passengers and the cargoes were transferred to Super Shuttle Ferry 28 to proceed with the delayed trip.

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Investigators said that the grounded ship did not sustain any serious damage. No oil spill was also detected following the incident.

Ro-Ro/Passenger Ship SUPER SHUTTLE FERRY 26 is currently located at PHIL – Philippines at position 10° 47′ 04.6″ N, 124° 04′ 50.9″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-10-21 16:26 UTC (11 months, 23 days ago)

Super Shuttle Ferry 21 | Asian Marine Transport Corporation | Flickr

The vessel departed from HAGNAYA, PH on 2022-10-10 15:00 LT (UTC +8) and is currently sailing at 9.7 knots with North direction heading to HAGNAYA, PH with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-10-10 20:29 LT (UTC +8) local time (in 4 hours, 5 minutes)

SUPER SHUTTLE FERRY 26 (IMO: 9170676) is a Ro-Ro/Passenger Ship that was built in 1997 (25 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Philippines.

It’s carrying capacity is 512 Gross Tonnage and her current draught is reported to be null meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 65.6 meters and her width is 9 meters.

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