Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Francisco received a phone call from Jomalia Shipping Corporation informing that there was a maritime incident at the said port.

Upon finishing the docking procedure and while disembarking the vehicles, a 10-wheeler truck encountered a transmission problem and slip on the starboard side of the vessel which caused a balancing problem and eventually leading the vessel to submerge,

...PCG explained.

Immediately, Quick Response Team (QRT) of CGSS San Francisco proceeded to the scene and rescued the passengers and crew of the submerged cargo ship.

The 'Mika Mari 8' had departed from Danao Port, Cebu, bound to Camotes islands, according to data provided by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Four of the passengers suffered minor injuries as a result and were brought to Ricardo Memorial Hospital for medical intervention.

MV Mika Mari 8 nitagilid

Nitagilid kining MV Mika Mari 8 nga barko sa Jomalia Shipping Corp., karong hapon sa pantalan sa Consuelo sa Camotes samtang nag-disembark kini sa rolling cargos sa maong barko nga gikan sa dakbayan sa Danao.Daw na out of balance ang maong barko nga sakay ang 149 ka pasahero, 18 ka tripolante, ug 11 ka rolling cargo. | via Herty B (video tampo ni Jollibee Heducos)

Δημοσιεύτηκε από Superbalita Cebu στις Σάββατο, 31 Αυγούστου 2019

This comes less than a week after the RoRo ship 'Lite Ferry 16' caught fire while at sea off Dapitan City, south Philippines, resulting in four dead and dozens missing.

Maritime casualties are a regular phenomenon in the Philippines. On 3 August, three passenger motorboats capsized off the city Iloilo, Panay, killing 31 passengers.

All images are courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard District Central Visayas