One ferry sank, another beached by typhoon, 8 missing, Philippines
Ferry SUPER SHUTTLE RORO 5 was beached by typhoon Nock-Ten (Nina) at around 1100 Manila time Dec 26 at Mabini coast, Batangas province, south of Manila. All 25 passengers and crew were rescued. On a photo beached SUPER SHUTTLE RORO 5.
Ferry STARLITE ATLANTIC sank in typhoong Nina in the morning Dec 26 near Tingloy, Tingloy island, Batangsa Bay. 14 passengers and crew were rescued, 1 female passenger died, 8 went missing.
Passenger ro-ro vessel STARLITE ATLANTIC, IMO 7501534, GT 1497, built 1975, flag Philippines, manager STARLITE FERRIES INC.