Thursday, August 2, 2012

MV Shuttle Roro 1 Ran Aground and Got Burned in Romblon -- 1 Dead

It was reported by the Philippine Coastguard that MV Shuttle Roro 1 ran aground and got burned at Romblon on Monday.

Based on the report on its website, the ship was forced to take refuge at Looc Bay, Romblon since it faced bad weather due to typhoon “Gener.”

During the attempt, the ship accidentally ran aground; caught fire, and water entered it.
Captain Felix Solidio ordered abandon ship when the ship started to take in water and directed all passengers to transfer to the life raft.

The Coast guard of Romblon immediately responded by sending a rescue team which held a Search and Rescue Operation. Upon arrival, the ship was at seventy (70) percent on fire.

All the fifty seven (57) passengers and forty eight (48) crew members were accounted for, including the lone casualty, passenger Ernesto C. Flores.

The ill fated MV Shuttle Roro 1 was en route to Batangas from Dumaguit.

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