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MV Zamboanga Ferry Rescue Operations Continues

Bagyong Auring is the reasons of the bad weather in some parts of the Visayas especially in the areas of Dumaguete. A ferry boat from Zamboanga was one of the early victim of the first typhoon to hit the Philippines.

MV Zamboanga Ferry was on the port of Dumaguete when it was hit by big waves and strong winds which caused the ferry to lost control. The vessel was then out of control because of the raging seas from the vicinity of Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete.

According to some reports the vessel is carrying 226 passengers composed of 192 adults, 23 children and 11 infants.

Rescue operations are still on going headed by the Dumaguete Coast Guard. As of this writing there are at least 50 passengers who were already rescued and stayed at the 2nd floor of the Dumaguete Port Terminal.

Here’s a photo submitted by DX Lapid for TV Patrol Central Visayas:

MV Zamboanga Ferry Rescue


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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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