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Boxship collided with fast ferry in Philippines

A fastcraft bound for Tubigon from Cebu City and a cargo vessel accidentally collided in waters at the vicinity of the accident prone Lawis Ledge off Talisay City on Thursday (Oct. 18) night.

The container ship M/V Ocean United at around 8:45 p.m. hit the rear end of FastCat M11 which had 70 passengers on board and 12 rolling cargoes, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) report said.

According to the PCG, three of the passengers were injured with one of them rushed to a hospital for immediate medical attention.

The Fastcraft was able to safely return to Pier 3 in Cebu City at around 9:30 p.m. while the boxship was directed to be moored at the port’s anchorage area.

Both vessels were placed under the custody of authorities pending an investigation and safety inspection, the PCG said.

Read more on The Bohol Chronicle.

Source: The Bohol Chronicle

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