Roro vessel runs aground off Cebu, 63 passengers rescued

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MANILA, 21Aug2013 (PNA) – A total of 63 passengers were rescued and placed to safety after a roll-on-roll-off (RO-RO) vessel ran aground along the vicinity off Polombato Port Terminal in Bogo, Cebu.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas chief Commodore William Melad said that M/V Super Shuttle Ferry 10 ran aground around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after hitting a shallow portion of the area while maneuvering for its departure.

The vessel is owned by Trans-Asia Shipping Lines and was bound to Palonpon, Leyte when the incident happened.

All of the vessel’s 63 passenger were rescued and brought back safely in the port terminal.

Melad said that they are waiting for the next high tide before trying to extricate the vessel to its normal position.(PNA)

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