Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation

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Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation
Shipping Line
HeadquartersDon 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)

Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (PSACC), formerly Sulpicio Lines,[1][2] is a shipping line in the Philippines. PSACC is one of the largest domestic shipping companies in the Philippines in terms of the number of vessels and gross tonnage. The company provides interisland cargo services throughout the major ports and cities in the Philippines. The company has a history of marine disasters, including the 1987 sinking of the Doña Paz, the sinking of the Doña Marilyn in 1988, the sinking of the Princess of the Orient in 1998, and the 2008 sinking of the Princess of The Stars during Typhoon Fengshen (PAGASA name: Frank). In January 2015, almost 7 years after the sinking of MV Princess of the Stars, the Maritime Industry Authority decided to revoke the company's certificate of public convenience (CPC)[3].

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 Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Ozamis, Surigao, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga. It also include the towns of Estancia, Jagna and Nasipit


PSACC once had passenger RoRo (Roll on - Roll off) vessels. But because of their bad reputation after series of ferry disasters, PSACC had to focus on 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


  • Span Asia 1
  • Span Asia 2
  • Span Asia 3
  • Span Asia 5
  • Span Asia 7
  • Span Asia 9
  • Span Asia 10
  • Span Asia 11
  • Span Asia 12
  • Span Asia 19
  • Span Asia 20
  • Span Asia 21
  • Span Asia 22
  • Span Asia 23
  • Span Asia 25[4]
  • Span Asia 27
  • Span Asia 29
  • Span Asia 30
  • Span Asia 31
  • Span Asia 32
  • Span Asia 33


  • Doña Paz (caught fire after colliding with an oil tanker, resulting in over 4000 lives lost: the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history)
  • Doña Marilyn (sank October 24, 1988 in typhoon Unsang. 391 dead or missing; 300 survivors)
  • Philippine Princess (caught fire in 1997, later broken-up, Former Flagship 1984 - 1988)
  • Cagayan Princess[5] (sold to Roble Shipping Inc. as M/V Theresian Stars)
  • Cebu Princess[6] (sold to Roble Shipping Inc. as M/V Joyful Stars)
  • Dipolog Princess[7] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Cotabato Princess[8] (sold & broken-up in Villono Shipyard)
  • Iloilo Princess[9] (sunk in Pier 7, sold & broken-up)
  • Nasipit Princess (sold & broken-up)
  • Palawan Princess[10] (sold & broken-up)
  • Tacloban Princess[11] (sold & caught fire, later declared a total loss)
  • Filipina Princess[12] (sold to breakers in China, Former Flagship 1988 - 1993)
  • Princess of The Paradise[13] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Caribbean [sic][14] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Ocean[15] (sold to breakers in China)
  • Princess of The Stars[16] (capsized & sunk in 2008 near San Fernando, Romblon, with the loss over 800 lives. Was later broken up in Navotas, Former Flagship 2004 - 2008)
  • Princess of the Orient[17] (sunk near Batangas during a typhoon in 1998, over 70 died, with almost 80 people missing, Former Flagship 1993 - 1998)
  • Princess of The Pacific[18] (sold & broken-up)
  • Princess of New Unity[19] (sold & broken-up sometime in the 2000s)
  • Princess of the World[20] (caught fire in Zamboanga)
  • Princess of The Universe[21] (sold to breakers in India, Former Flagship 1998 - 2004)
  • Princess of The South (sold & broken-up, Former Flagship 2008 - 2014)
  • Princess of the Earth (Sold to Trans-Asia Shipping as Transasia 10)
  • Span Asia 17 (Former name MV Sulpicio Express Siete. Was involved in a collision with the ferry MV St. Thomas Aquinas on August 16, 2013)


  1. ^ Cruz, Irene R. Sino. "Sulpicio gone; owners change name". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  2. ^ "Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation | Everything Cebu". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  3. ^ "Sulpicio's CPC revoked". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  4. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of MV Span Asia 25". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  5. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cagayan Princess".
  6. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cebu Princess".
  7. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Dipolog Princess".
  8. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Cotabato Princess".
  9. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Iloilo Princess".
  10. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Palawan Princess".
  11. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Tacloban Princess".
  12. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Filipina Princess".
  13. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Paradise".
  14. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Carribean".
  15. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Ocean".
  16. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Stars".
  17. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Orient".
  18. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Pacific".
  19. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of New Unity".
  20. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The World".
  21. ^ "Wakanatsu - Photo of MV Princess of The Universe".