List of maritime disasters in the Philippines
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List of maritime incidents
|Maritime Vessel||Shipping line1||Incident||Deaths1||Missing1||Survivors1||Remarks|
|"Baby Princess" (Philippine fishing boat)||June 12, 1970||Capsized in a violent storm 300 miles southwest of Manila||22 (devoured by sharks)||22|
|MV Don Juan||Negros Navigation||April 22, 1980||Sank after collision with a small oil tanker, MT Tacloban City||176||Unknown||888||MV Don Juan was a luxury liner that is bound to Bacolod City. At the 10:30 p.m. (PST) on April 22, 1980, it collided with an oil tanker, MT Tacloban, off Tablas Strait in Mindoro. 15 minutes later, the vessel sank at a depth of 1,800 feet. The vessel was carrying 1,004 passengers, but it was only cleared to carry 864 persons – including its crew.|
MV Doña Paz
|Sulpicio Lines||December 20, 1987||Caught fire and sank after a collision with an oil tanker, MT Vector||4,3412||Unknown2||24||On December 20, 1987, at 6:30 a.m. (PST), MV Doña Paz left from Tacloban City, Leyte, for the City of Manila, with a stopover at Catbalogan City, Samar. On December 20, 1987, at 10:30 p.m. (PST), the passenger vessel collided with a motor tanker, MT Vector, near Dumali Point between the provinces of Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro. The vessel's manifest only listed 1,493 passengers and a 53-member crew, but survivor accounts that the vessel was carrying more than 4,000 passengers. The incident was the worst peacetime disaster and the worst in the 20th century, and the vessel was even named the Asia's Titanic.|
|MT Vector||Vector Shipping||Caught fire and sank after a collision with a passenger vessel, MV Doña Paz||11||0||2|
|MV Doña Marilyn||Sulpicio Lines||October 24, 1988||Sank after caught by Typhoon Unsang||389||2||300||In the afternoon of October 24, 1988, while sailing from Manila to Tacloban City, the vessel was caught up in Typhoon Unsang and sank. It was the sister ship of MV Doña Paz.|
|MV Cebu City||William Shipping Company||December 2, 1994||Sank after collision with an oil tanker, MV Kota Suria||73||41||525||Collided with Singaporean oil tanker, MV Kota Suria, off Manila Bay. The oil tanker only had a dent in its bow.|
|MV Kota Suria||Pacific Int’l Line Ltd.||Did not sink||0||0||Unknown|
|MV Viva Antipolo VII||Viva Shipping Inc.||May 16, 1995||Sank after the vessel caught fire||62||10||142||Caught fire within the vicinity of Dalahican Fish Port, Lucena.|
|MV Kimelody Cristy||Moreta Shipping Lines||December 13, 1995||Sank after the vessel caught fire||24||13||100||At 2:00 a.m. (PST) on December 13, 1995, caught fire and sank off Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas.|
|ML Gretchen I||Noe and Clarita Quiamco||February 18, 1996||Sank||51||Unknown||145||Sank after being battered by strong winds and sank near Cadiz City. The old wooden ferry, according to the investigation, was not seaworthy and was carrying more than its allowed capacity. It was also eight hours late to dock in the Port of Cadiz. The Philippine Coast Guard had failed to respond to the incident since the ferry has no radio on board.|
MV Princess of the Orient
|Sulpicio Lines||September 18, 1998||Sank||70||80||355||On September 18, 1998, the 13,935-ton, 915-metre (3,002 ft) long MV Princess of the Orient, sailed from Manila to Cebu during a typhoon. The ship capsized at 12:55 p.m. (PST) near Fortune Island in Batangas.|
|MV Asia South Korea||Trans-Asia Shipping Lines||December 23, 1999||Sank after collision with a rock||58||0||699||The vessel en route to Iloilo City from Cebu City when it rock formations off Bantayan Island. The collision created a hole in its hull causing its sinking.|
|MV Maria Carmela||Montenegro Shipping Lines||April 11, 2002||Sank after the vessel caught fire||39||6||371||Fire broke out in the cargo hold of the vessel around 7:30 a.m. (PST). The vessel was burning for three days until it sank in Pagbilao Island, near Quezon.|
|MV San Nicolas||San Nicholas Shipping Line||May 25, 2003||Sank after collision with SuperFerry 12||43||21||182||The collision happened at 11:45 a.m. (PST) near Limobones Point, Corregidor. MV San Nicholas was heading for Manila, while Superferry 12 was sailing for Cebu.|
|SuperFerry 12||Aboitiz||Did not sink||0||0||1,700||The ferry was not heavily damaged and was still in service until the ferry caught fire at Cebu in March 2006.|
|SuperFerry 14||Aboitiz||February 27, 2004||Sank after bombed by Abu Sayyaf terrorists||94||24||781||On the night of the 27th of February, the ferry sailed out of Manila for Cagayan de Oro City via Bacolod City and Iloilo City with 899 recorded passengers and crew aboard. An hour after its 11 p.m. sailing, just off either El Fraile or Corregidor Island an explosion tore through the vessel, starting a fire that engulfed the ship which caused the deaths of some of the passengers. A television set containing a 3.6-kilogram (8-pound) TNT bomb had been placed on board in the lower, more crowded decks. It was the Philippines' deadliest terrorist attack and the world's deadliest terrorist attack at sea.|
MV Princess of the Stars
|Sulpicio Lines||June 21, 2008||Capsized||437||605||32||MV Princess of the Stars capsized off the coast of San Fernando, Romblon at the height of Typhoon Frank. The ferry left Manila en route to Cebu City. Although Typhoon Frank, had made landfall at Samar Island earlier the same day, the Princess of the Stars was permitted to sail because the vessel was large enough to stay afloat in the typhoon's periphery. However, Frank unexpectedly changed course later that day, placing the ferry in serious danger of being overwhelmed by the storm. According to an account given by four survivors, who managed to swim to nearby Sibuyan Island, the Princess of the Stars had not malfunctioned, but ran into rough seas off the coast of Romblon.|
|MBca Don Dexter||Unknown||November 4, 2008||Capsized||42||10||105||Motor banca Don Dexter capsized near Macaraguit Island, Dimasalang, Masbate after its outrigger broke.|
|MBca Jen-Mar||Unknown||December 14, 2008||Capsized||47||30||45||Motor banca Jen-Mar capsized near the vicinity of Linao, Aparri, Cagayan after its outrigger broke. The motor banca was carrying passengers in excess of its allowed capacity, and bad weather condition which was a contributory cause of its capsizing.|
|MV St. Thomas Aquinas||2Go||August 16, 2013||Sank after collision with a cargo ship, MV Sulpicio Express Siete||114||23||750||On 16 August 2013, MV St. Thomas Aquinas departed from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. At approximately 9:00 p.m. (PST), it was heading into the port at Cebu City via the Cebu Strait when it collided with MV Sulpicio Express Siete, a cargo ship owned by the Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation that was leaving port, approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from Talisay, Cebu. The vessel immediately began to take on water, prompting the captain to order the ship abandoned. The crew hurriedly handed out life jackets as hundreds of passengers jumped overboard. Within 30 minutes, the ship had sunk. At the time of the collision, St. Thomas Aquinas was carrying 715 passengers (58 were infants) and 116 crew members. Many passengers were asleep at the time or otherwise had trouble finding their way to the deck in the dark.|
|MV Sulpicio Express Siete||Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation||Damaged; did not sink||0||0||36||The Sulpicio Express Siete, which did not sink, has 36 crew members on board.|
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