Princess of the Stars – Ferry Tragedy Update . The BBC gives us more details on the tragedy: The operation to recover hundreds of bodies inside a sunken Philippine ferry has been suspended after a highly toxic pesticide was found to be on board. Ten tonnes of endosulfan were illegally in the cargo, destined for a Del Monte pineapple plantation, officials … [Read more...]

Princess Of The Stars Capsized: Death Comes Early For Ferry Victims

Death came early this year. The typhoon season has only just started and already, brightly coloured flop-flop rubber sandals are arriving on the coastlines of Sibuyan in the central Philippines. They are very small slippers because many children were among the 800 or so aboard the 1984-built 23,824 tonnes Sulpicio Lines ferry Princess Of The Stars that capsized on morning of … [Read more...]

MV Princess Of Stars – Ferry Capsizes In Philippines Typhoon

CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write: Rescuers 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 … [Read more...]