Fast Ferry Chief Engineer Killed in Collision

Damage to the bow of the Starcraft 9 fast ferry.
Damage to the bow of the Starcraft 9 fast ferry.

The chief engineer of a passenger vessel has died following a collision with a cargo ship in the central Philippines.

Local media reports say that the fast ferry Starcraft 9 and the MV Our Lady of Faith collided just before 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday off Talisay City, Cebu. Due to the impact of the collision, the chief engineer of the ferry was thrown from the vessel. He was later recovered unconscious from water and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The ferry also sustained some damage to its bow.

The cargo ship meanwhile only sustained only minimal damage, reports say.

The ferry was reportedly traveling to Tubigon, Bohol when the collision occurred.