Five Dead After Ferry Sinks

Ferry Mercraft 3 Sinks Philippines December 21, 2017
Ferry Mercraft 3 Sinks Philippines December 21, 2017
Mercraft 3 Ferry Sinks
Mercraft 3 Ferry Sinks

The ferry Mercraft 3 sank in the Philippines (see video below) around 1100 hours on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The ferry had been traveling on rough seas from Ungos port in Real, a town east of Manila, to Polillo Island.

The ferry reportedly had 251 aboard, most have been rescued, and were taken to the nearby Dinahican village in Infanta, Quezon, but five passengers reportedly died and seven are reported missing at this time.

Similar Philippine Ferry Incident –  Philippine Ferry MV Doña Paz Collision More Than 4000 Passengers Dead

Nearly 30 years to the day, on December 20, 1987, at 06:30 hours, the  Philippine-registered passenger ferry  MV Doña Paz owned bSulpicio Lines sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector.  The MV Doña Paz was sailing from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila.

With the estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors, it remains the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history.

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