Correction to news on ferry Lady of Carmel disaster in Philippines waters
Maritime Bulletin received a letter from an owner of m/v GP Ferry 2, ex Our Lady of Mount Carmel, mistaken for the ferry which sank on June 14 13 in the strait between Luzon island southern peninsula and Burias Island in Sibuyan Sea.
We would like you to make some correction on your report which reported that our vessel MV GP Ferry 2 (Ex MV Our Lady of Mt. Carmel)of George & Peter Lines, Inc. sunk near Burias Island. It is not our MV GP Ferry 2 that sunk but that of Medalion Transport the MV Lady of Carmel.
The details of the ferry which sank, therefore, are a mystery again. I’m going to stick to a policy of reporting accidents only if the vessels involved are registered in databases, with IMO and MMSI No, history and so on. From a point of view of maritime safety, news of an accident without vessel’s particulars are as good as no news at all.
Ferry which sank in Philippine waters identified as GP Ferry 2, former Our Lady of Mount CarmelCategory :- Accidents Author :- Editorial Posted on June 14, 2013, 4:03 am Mr. Krivoshey, maritime broker from Malakut Group, Moscow, informed Maritime Bulletin that the ferry which sank in Philippine waters on June 14 is most probably, former m/v Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Cebu Ferries Corporation, now GP Ferry 2. According to latest news, 44 people out of 66 which were on board, are accounted for, with 42 rescued and two dead recovered. Search and Rescue still under way.
Passenger / ro-ro GP Ferry 2, IMO 7212896, 2103 gt, built 1972 Japan, moved to Philippine in 1988, flag Philippine, Philippine Class, manager GEORGE AND PETER LINES, INC.
Photo of m/v Our Lady of Mount Carmel by John Cabsky flickr.com. More photos at his page http://www.flickr.com/photos/35155887@N03/3599066049/
Ferry Mt. Carmel or Lady of Mt. Carmel sank in Sibuyan Sea, 1 dead 27 missing
Ro-ro cargo/passenger vessel sank at around 05:00 LT June 14 13 in the strait between Luzon island southern peninsula and Burias Island in Sibuyan Sea, Philippine (175 nm SE of Manila), some three hours after leaving Pio Duran, Luzon. According to vessel’s manifest, there were 22 crew, 40 passengers, 2 buses and one or two trucks on board. As of 08:00 UTC 34 people were rescued, 1 found dead, Search and Rescue under way, involving vessels in the area, Coast Guard boats and helicopter. The cause of the sinking unknown. Master of the vessel was rescued, he said it wasn’t the weather. Some media said there was engine trouble.