Princess Of Star Sinking

Typhoon Fengshen June 21 2008
Typhoon Fengshen June 21 2008
Princess Of Star Sinking
Princess Of Star Sinking

On This Day in Cruise History: Nine years ago today, the Princess Of Star sank on June 21, 2008. Everything that could wrong, did go wrong for the crew of the M/V Princess Of Star.

The ship put out to sea in a Typhoon, lost engine power, then grounding in heavy seas and winds, ripping her hull, and finally sinking with over 800+ aboard.

Typhoon Fengshen, commonly known as Typhoon Frank, made landfall in the eastern Philippines early Saturday with top sustained winds of 110 mph pushing the 23,824-tonne lame duck Princess Of Star off course resulting in a grounding as the ship floating helplessly at sea.  See the video below and Read more

 

Video: MV PRINCESS OF THE STAR DISASTER