Fast ferry collided with barge, passengers and crew evacuated, 49 injured, Cebu
Fast ferry BRAQUIEL collided with a barge in waters of Macatan Channel, Cebu, in the evening Feb 18. Coast Guard assisted in evacuating 90 passengers and 11 crew to a sister-ship ferry ST. JHUDIEL (IMO 9135717). 45 passengers suffered minor injures in the collision, 4 said to suffer serious injures. No information on condition and status of BRAQUIEL, but judging from events and rescue of all people aboard, she assumedly, was seriously damaged, probably sank. On a photo from Philippine Shipspotters Society website sister-ship of BRAQUIEL, ferry ST. JHUDIEL.
Fast speed passenger catamaran BRAQUIEL, IMO 9135705, GT 293, built 1996, flag Philippines, operator SUPERCAT FAST FERRY CORP.