Ferry Mika Mari V grounding
Passenger vessel Mika Mari V lost power and ran aground some 5.5 nm from her port of destination, Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, in the morning Aug 29, with 99 passengers and 17 crew on board. Passengers were evacuated by fast ferry Oceanjet 3 (IMO 8979398), and taken to Ormac. Mika Mari V was refloated with the help of a tug, and towed to Ormoc.
Passenger vessel Mika Mari V, IMO 8884763, gt 248, built 1969, flag Philippines, manager Jomalia Shipping Lines.