Ferry Sinks
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

PortVision, a web-based service that empowers maritime users with new levels of information and knowledge about vessel tracking and terminal activities. Stakeholders can have information on ship tracking/terminals in real-time or historical AIS data.
    USA Texas

Prince William Sound Community College
The PWSCC Training Department exists to provide developmental academic and vocational education, training, and community interest courses to its service community, focusing on Oil Spill Management and Safety Management.
    USA Alaska

DC Maritime Technologies Inc.
DCMT are professional electrical engineers and systems integrators. The company provides electrical, control and automation engineering expertise to the international marine, offshore and recreational boat industries.

Masson Marine, formely ZF Masson and SEE Renk, provide a complete range of marine gearboxes and controlable pitch propellers, from 1000 to 5000 HP.

Ferry Sinks


Nearly 470 people were missing hours after a Philippine passenger ship packed with men, women and children returning home for Christmas sank, highlighting once more the poor state of the ferry industry here. Asia South Korea, a 27-year-old vessel, had 606 passengers on board and 52 crew.

Philippine maritime history includes the world's worst peacetime sea disaster -- the death of more than 4,000 people in December 1987 when the ferry Dona Paz and an oil tanker collided near Manila. Then too, most of the passengers were people going home for Christmas. Despite frequent sea disasters, ferries remain the most popular means of long-haul transport in this largely impoverished archipelago of more than 7,000 islands because fares are cheaper than air travel. The government has launched a programme to upgrade the industry but over-age vessels still ply Philippine waters.

Trans-Asia shipping Lines, owners of the ship, said the vessel underwent extensive seaworthiness checks in September.

Shipping Times Singapore  

You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .