Ferries operating in the port of Tagbilaran City, Philippines are being required to use night vision equipment. Five fast ferries have been ordered to suspend night operations until the equipment is installed.
As is typical with most new requirements, an incident is at the root of the change. The port insists that one operator (OceanJet) made a non standard approach resulting in a collision with a unlighted barge. The collision resulted in injuries to 45 passengers.
The Bohol Chronicle article on the incident is HERE.
This post was written by Richard Rodriguez, Rescue Tug Captain, and US Coast Guard approved instructor for License Training. You can read more of his articles at the BitterEnd of the net.