CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write:

Ferry princess-of-the-stars-capsized in the PhillipinesRescuers have found at least 33 survivors and at least six dead among the nearly 750 aboard a ferry that capsized in  Typhoon Fengshen that battered the southern Philippines, a Red Cross official said Monday.

A U.S. Navy ship equipped with helicopters will soon join the search and rescue effort, said Richard Gordon, the head of the Philippines Red Cross and a member of the country’s Senate.

Fishermen found 30 survivors from the ferry Princess of Stars, which rolled over early Saturday morning, Gordon said. One person died after being picked up, and another was lost during rescue efforts, he said, but the remaining 28 have been delivered to police.

Filipino troops have found five more survivors and five dead, Gordon said, bringing the known toll from the accident to six.

“There’s quite a few people out there that are still missing,” he said. “We are trying our best to find them, and I hope we could get some help.” Read More…

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GMA News of the Phillipines has this report:
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UPDATE 2:
Bloomburg Tells Us:

June 24 (Bloomberg) — Philippine divers found “many bodies” after entering a ferry that capsized in a typhoon three days ago with at least 849 passengers and crew on board, the Navy said today.

Divers can’t tell how many bodies are in the vessel because “it’s dark and they don’t have search lights,” said Coast Guard Commodore Luis Tuason, adding the chances of rescuers finding survivors are “slim.’

Only the tip of the bow of the 24,000-ton MV Princess of the Stars is above water off the central island of Sibuyan, where it sank June 21 in what may be the country’s worst ferry disaster in two decades.

Authorities have identified 48 survivors who made it to various islands, a revision from the figure of 57 reported earlier today, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Rogelio Villanueva told reporters at a briefing in Manila. The additional survivors were from separate sea and land incidents, he said.

The number of dead climbed to 70 after 55 bodies were reported in Claveria, a seaside town east of Sibuyan, he said. The dead include three bodies taken by divers from the ship.

There may have been as many as 862 passengers and crew on board, Salvacion Buaron, vice president of ship owner Sulpicio Lines Inc., said at the briefing. Continue Reading…

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  • Grace

    The Philippines government should intervene with the MV Princess of Stars in charge. the Ferry should not leave if they know there is a` bad weather or a Typhoon. but yet the Ferry is so old the company do not care of the people on board all they care if something happened to the Ferry and the Insurance would just give them there money for the lost of the Ferry and the people that died don’t matter to them and the family only get paid for a minimum amount. I am a Filipino and I am glad to live here in the US got tired of the philippines to much corruption.

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    The Philippines government should intervene with the MV Princess of Stars in charge. the Ferry should not leave if they know there is a` bad weather or a Typhoon. but yet the Ferry is so old the company do not care of the people on board all they care if something happened to the Ferry and the Insurance would just give them there money for the lost of the Ferry and the people that died don’t matter to them and the family only get paid for a minimum amount. I am a Filipino and I am glad to live here in the US got tired of the philippines to much corruption.

  • Gina Gevero-O’Neill

    My sister Constancia Gevero is one of the passengers of the MV Princess of Stars. What can I do from here? I have forwarded information on my sister to Sulpicio Lines. The company has provided an e-mail address from their website: sulpiciolines.com, for any concerns. I pray that rescue efforts will not cease until all passengers and crew members will be accounted for. I hope that the Philippine Government will consider this a priority. My prayers go out to one and all: passengers and crew members, and their loved ones. Thank you. [Gina Gevero-O’Neill, Puyallup, WA, USA]

  • Gina Gevero-O’Neill

    My sister Constancia Gevero is one of the passengers of the MV Princess of Stars. What can I do from here? I have forwarded information on my sister to Sulpicio Lines. The company has provided an e-mail address from their website: sulpiciolines.com, for any concerns. I pray that rescue efforts will not cease until all passengers and crew members will be accounted for. I hope that the Philippine Government will consider this a priority. My prayers go out to one and all: passengers and crew members, and their loved ones. Thank you. [Gina Gevero-O’Neill, Puyallup, WA, USA]

  • http://gmail.com Labert

    how much ppl found in the ship

  • http://gmail.com Labert

    how much ppl found in the ship

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