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Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Ferry Carrying 251 Passengers Capsizes Off In Polilio Island, Philippines

A ferry with 251 people onboard had overturned in the east coast of the Philippines according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).  The incident has reported number of casualties. Huge waves had caused the boat to sustain a hole and capsized off  on a stormy seas.  Local boats have already rescued some passengers near Polilio island.  Rescue boats and helicopters are sent to the area but they cannot operate well due to the severe weather condition brought about by tropical typhoon Vinta.   Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said most passengers of the MV Mercraft 3 bound for Polilio island have already been rescued and accounted for based on the passenger manifest but the information is still being validated.  Sponsored Links    Rescuers are still scouring the water in search of other possible passengers in spite of being hampered by strong winds and huge waves.      Coastguard said the ferry had not been overloaded based on the records shown in the manifesto. It has 251 passengers onboard way too short for its capacity of 286 people.      Tropical Storm with international name "Tembin" (Vinta) is being anticipated to make a landfall on Friday and people travelling home for Christmas had been advised to travel earlier than usual.  However, Quezon province is not within the path of the typhoon.   Source: BBC      UPDATE* Mercraft 3 incident has confirmed 4 passengers dead and 166 passengers rescued as the search and rescue operation by the Philippine Coast Guard continous.         Advertisement  Read More:                   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

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A ferry with 251 people onboard had overturned in the east coast of the Philippines according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
The incident has reported number of casualties. Huge waves had caused the boat to sustain a hole and capsized off  on a stormy seas.
Local boats have already rescued some passengers near Polilio island.

Rescue boats and helicopters are sent to the area but they cannot operate well due to the severe weather condition brought about by tropical typhoon Vinta.


Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said most passengers of the MV Mercraft 3 bound for Polilio island have already been rescued and accounted for based on the passenger manifest but the information is still being validated.

Rescuers are still scouring the water in search of other possible passengers in spite of being hampered by strong winds and huge waves.



Coastguard said the ferry had not been overloaded based on the records shown in the manifesto. It has 251 passengers onboard way too short for its capacity of 286 people.

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Tropical Storm with international name "Tembin" (Vinta) is being anticipated to make a landfall on Friday and people travelling home for Christmas had been advised to travel earlier than usual.
However, Quezon province is not within the path of the typhoon.

Source: BBC
A ferry with 251 people onboard had overturned in the east coast of the Philippines according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).  The incident has reported number of casualties. Huge waves had caused the boat to sustain a hole and capsized off  on a stormy seas.  Local boats have already rescued some passengers near Polilio island.  Rescue boats and helicopters are sent to the area but they cannot operate well due to the severe weather condition brought about by tropical typhoon Vinta.   Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said most passengers of the MV Mercraft 3 bound for Polilio island have already been rescued and accounted for based on the passenger manifest but the information is still being validated.  Sponsored Links    Rescuers are still scouring the water in search of other possible passengers in spite of being hampered by strong winds and huge waves.      Coastguard said the ferry had not been overloaded based on the records shown in the manifesto. It has 251 passengers onboard way too short for its capacity of 286 people.      Tropical Storm with international name "Tembin" (Vinta) is being anticipated to make a landfall on Friday and people travelling home for Christmas had been advised to travel earlier than usual.  However, Quezon province is not within the path of the typhoon.   Source: BBC      UPDATE* Mercraft 3 incident has confirmed 4 passengers dead and 166 passengers rescued as the search and rescue operation by the Philippine Coast Guard continous.         Advertisement  Read More:                   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

UPDATE* Mercraft 3 incident has confirmed 4 passengers dead and 166 passengers rescued as the search and rescue operation by the Philippine Coast Guard continous.
A ferry with 251 people onboard had overturned in the east coast of the Philippines according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).  The incident has reported number of casualties. Huge waves had caused the boat to sustain a hole and capsized off  on a stormy seas.  Local boats have already rescued some passengers near Polilio island.  Rescue boats and helicopters are sent to the area but they cannot operate well due to the severe weather condition brought about by tropical typhoon Vinta.   Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said most passengers of the MV Mercraft 3 bound for Polilio island have already been rescued and accounted for based on the passenger manifest but the information is still being validated.  Sponsored Links    Rescuers are still scouring the water in search of other possible passengers in spite of being hampered by strong winds and huge waves.      Coastguard said the ferry had not been overloaded based on the records shown in the manifesto. It has 251 passengers onboard way too short for its capacity of 286 people.      Tropical Storm with international name "Tembin" (Vinta) is being anticipated to make a landfall on Friday and people travelling home for Christmas had been advised to travel earlier than usual.  However, Quezon province is not within the path of the typhoon.   Source: BBC      UPDATE* Mercraft 3 incident has confirmed 4 passengers dead and 166 passengers rescued as the search and rescue operation by the Philippine Coast Guard continous.         Advertisement  Read More:                   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
A ferry with 251 people onboard had overturned in the east coast of the Philippines according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).  The incident has reported number of casualties. Huge waves had caused the boat to sustain a hole and capsized off  on a stormy seas.  Local boats have already rescued some passengers near Polilio island.  Rescue boats and helicopters are sent to the area but they cannot operate well due to the severe weather condition brought about by tropical typhoon Vinta.   Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said most passengers of the MV Mercraft 3 bound for Polilio island have already been rescued and accounted for based on the passenger manifest but the information is still being validated.  Sponsored Links    Rescuers are still scouring the water in search of other possible passengers in spite of being hampered by strong winds and huge waves.      Coastguard said the ferry had not been overloaded based on the records shown in the manifesto. It has 251 passengers onboard way too short for its capacity of 286 people.      Tropical Storm with international name "Tembin" (Vinta) is being anticipated to make a landfall on Friday and people travelling home for Christmas had been advised to travel earlier than usual.  However, Quezon province is not within the path of the typhoon.   Source: BBC      UPDATE* Mercraft 3 incident has confirmed 4 passengers dead and 166 passengers rescued as the search and rescue operation by the Philippine Coast Guard continous.         Advertisement  Read More:                   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

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