Sunday, September 21, 2008

MV Cebu City


MV Cebu City

MV Cebu City was a ferry operated by William Lines Incorporated which later merged with Aboitiz Incorporated in 1996. In December 2, 1994, the 2,452 tonnes ferry sunk in Manila Bay after colliding with Singaporean freighter Kota Suria claiming 140 lives. After the investigation by the Philippine Coast Guard, the crew of Cebu City was found responsible for the incident. The collision could have been avoided if the Cebu City obeyed a call from the freighter Kota Suria to turn right. Instead, Cebu City reportedly turned left and crossed to Kota Suria's path.

2 comments:

renato said...

The ship on the photo is the MV GP Ferry - 1 (ex-Sta. Maria and future Lite Ferry 8 and still existing and sailing) and not the MV Cebu City.

Ashley said...

Oh My God ! That was really a big disaster on the ferries......
The ferries claimed 140 lives and a serious action should be taken on the crew of ferry(prom)...
This kind of things should not be happened again. It is really so embarrassed on ferries... Isn't It..........?