Ferry capsized at port, Philippines

Ro-ro ferry MIKA MARI VIII capsized while offloading cargo via ramp at in Barangay Consuelo, Camotes Island, Philippines, in the afternoon Aug 31. Truck slips on ferry cargo deck, causing list and capsizing. There were 11 vehicles on board, 149 passengers and 18 crew. All people are safe, though five were injured. 4 vehicles went overboard. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard
Ro-ro passenger ship MIKA MARI VIII, GT 292, flag Philippines, owner Jomalia Shipping Corp.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.