Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ferry Asia South Korea

December 23, 1999 - MV Asia South Korea

MV Asia South Korea was a passenger ferry owned by Trans-Asia Shipping Lines. On its way to Iloilo City from Cebu City to bring home passengers trying to beat the Christmas holiday rush, it sank off Bantayan Island in Cebu province killing 44 people, including two Canadian nationals and 12 Nepalese students. It was found out that the number of passengers exceeded the total capacity of the 27-year-old ferry and that it sailed from port even as authorities have already banned ferries from travelling due to an incoming storm.

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