Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (PSACC)

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Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation
Shipping Line
Industry Travel
Headquarters Don Sulpicio Go Bldg. Sulpicio Go St. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, Philippines
Area served
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao Islands
Key people
Jordan Go (President/CEO)
Don Sulpicio Go (Founder)
Omar Villanueva MM. (Marine Consultant/Overall Affairs)
Website www.spanasiacarrier.com

Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (PSACC), formerly Sulpicio Lines,[1][2] is a shipping line in the Philippines. The former Sulpicio Lines was suspended by the Maritime Industry Authority of the Government of the Philippines following the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars in 2008.[3] When it renewed operations, the line had changed its corporate name to "Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation".[3]

Sulpicio Lines owned and operated the MV Doña Paz, which was involved in the world's worst maritime disaster during peacetime on December 20, 1987.[3] 4,375 people lost their lives when the ship struck the oil tanker M/T Vector.[3]

As of August 2013, the company's vessels have figured in five major maritime disasters with a total exceeding 5,000 lives lost.[3]

Maritime disasters[edit]

Maritime disasters involving PSACC include MV Doña Paz on December 20, 1987, MV Doña Marilyn in 1988, MV Princess of the Orient on September 18, 1998, and MV Princess of the Stars on June 21, 2008. The latter three were caused by the vessels setting sail during violent weather conditions.[4]

PSACC currently holds the world record for the worst peacetime maritime disaster due to the sinking MV Doña Paz which is said to have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the Philippines.[3][5]

Ports of call[edit]

Philippine Span Asia Carrier's main ports of call are the cities of Manila and Cebu. Other ports of call are the cities of Baybay, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Catbalogan, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Maasin, Masbate, Ormoc, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga. It also include the towns of Calubian, Coron, Estancia, Jagna, Nasipit, Naval and Palompon.

Fleets[edit]

PSACC once had passenger RoRo vessels. But because of their bad reputation after series of incidents, PSACC is focusing more to cargo shipping.

Span Asia 25 docked at the Zamboanga International Seaport
MV Princess of the South, the former flagship of Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation

Current[edit]

  • Span Asia 1
  • Span Asia 2
  • Span Asia 3
  • Span Asia 5
  • Span Asia 7
  • Span Asia 10
  • Span Asia 11
  • Span Asia 12
  • Span Asia 14
  • Span Asia 15[6]
  • Span Asia 16
  • Span Asia 17
  • Span Asia 18
  • Span Asia 19
  • Span Asia 20
  • Span Asia 21
  • Span Asia 22
  • Span Asia 23
  • Span Asia 24
  • Span Asia 25[7]
  • Span Asia 27
  • Span Asia 29

Former[edit]

  • Philippine Princess (caught fire in 1997, later broken-up)
  • Cagayan Princess[8] (sold to Roble Shipping Inc. as M/V Theresian Stars)
  • Cebu Princess[9] (sold to Roble Shipping Inc. as M/V Joyful Stars)
  • Dipolog Princess[10] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Cotabato Princess[11] (sold & broken-up in Villono Shipyard)
  • Iloilo Princess[12] (sunk in Pier 7, sold & broken-up)
  • Nasipit Princess (sold & broken-up)
  • Palawan Princess[13] (sold & broken-up)
  • Tacloban Princess[14] (sold & caught fire, later declared a total loss)
  • Filipina Princess[15] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Paradise[16] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Caribbean[17] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Ocean[18] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Stars[19] (capsized & sunk near San Fernando, Romblon, later broken up in situ.)
  • Princess of The Orient[20] (sunk near Batangas during a typhoon in 1998, over 70 died, with almost 80 people missing)
  • Princess of The Pacific[21] (sold & broken-up)
  • Princess of New Unity[22] (sold & broken-up sometime in the 2000s)
  • Princess of the World[23] (caught fire in Zamboanga)
  • Princess of The Universe[24] (sold to breakers in India)
  • Princess of The South (sold & broken-up)
  • Princess of the Earth (Sold to Trans-Asia Shipping as Transasia 10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cruz, Irene R. Sino. "Sulpicio gone; owners change name". newsinfo.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation | Everything Cebu". www.everythingcebu.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Agence France-Presse (18 August 2013). "Ferry disaster is 5th tragedy for Philippine firm". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Herald Tribune news report
  5. ^ List of accidents and disasters by death toll
  6. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of MV Span Asia 15". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of MV Span Asia 25". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cagayan Princess". 
  9. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cebu Princess". 
  10. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Dipolog Princess". 
  11. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cotabato Princess". 
  12. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Iloilo Princess". 
  13. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Palawan Princess". 
  14. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Tacloban Princess". 
  15. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Filipina Princess". 
  16. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Paradise". 
  17. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Carribean". 
  18. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Ocean". 
  19. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Stars". 
  20. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Orient". 
  21. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Pacific". 
  22. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of New Unity". 
  23. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The World". 
  24. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Universe".