MV Cebu City

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MV Cebu City was a ferry operated by William Lines Incorporated (which later merged with Aboitiz Incorporated in 1996).

On December 2, 1994, the 2,452-tonne 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 had obeyed a call from the freighter Kota Suria to turn to starboard. Instead, Cebu City reportedly turned to port and crossed Kota Suria's path.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At Least 17 Die as Ferry Sinks In Manila Bay With 573 Aboard". New York Times. 1994-12-02. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Why Ships Collided Remains A Mystery". Orlando Sentinel. 1994-12-03. Retrieved 2012-09-03.