Ferry Runs Aground in Bogo City8/21/2013 07:19:00 AM
Sixty-three (63) passengers and eighteen(18) crew members were safely brought back to Polambato port after MV Super Shuttle Ferry 10, a vessel of Asian Marine Transport Corporation, ran aground while leaving the wharf in Bogo City.
|MV Super Shuttle Ferry 10|
All passengers and crew members survived unscathed. The vessel was maneuvering away from Polambato wharf at 3:30 p.m. yesterday on its way to Palompon, Leyte when it drifted and touched bottom. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Regional Director Nannette Villamor Diopol sent maritime safety specialists to investigate if the vessel is still seaworthy after the incident.
Sun Star reported that Asian Marine Transport Corporation vessels will be held in port until they pass the re-inspection and additional audit. MARINA will conduct a hearing and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will create a Board of Marine Inquiry to determine the cause of the accident.
Bogo City is considered as the trade and commerce hub of northern Cebu which has easy access to other provinces such as Leyte and Masbate.