Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Philippines Worse Civilian Sea Disaster occurred and one of the world’s worst maritime peacetime disaster .


Number 10: M/V Catalyn B

the MV Catalyn B collided with a fishing boat F/V Anatalia 2.8 nautical miles Limbones Island

There were a total of 74 onboard, 15 crew and 59 passengers. The death toll from the Christmas eve tragedy reached 27 and left 6 missing and 47 survivors.


Number 9: Don Dexter Kathleen

In November 2008, the Don Dexter Kathleen, a small wooden-hulled ferry, capsized off Masbate, leaving 42 dead.

Number 8: Anahanda Cargo Vessel

The cargo vessel Anahanda, overloaded with passengers, sinks off the southern island of Jolo. killing an estimated 150 people on board.

Number 7: Superferry 14

Superferry Terrorist Bombing

Superferry 14 was a large ferry destroyed by a bomb on February 27, 2004, killing 116 people in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack

Number 6: Singaporean Freighter Hits Cebu City Ferry

A Singaporean freighter hits the ferry Cebu City in Manila Bay, leaving about 140 dead


Number 5: Princess of the Orient

On September 18, 1998, the 13,935-ton, 915-metre (3,002 ft) long MV Princess of the Orient, sailed from Manila to Cebu during a typhoon. The ship capsized at 12:55 p.m. near Fortune Island in Batangas. Of 388 passengers on board, around 150 perished. Passengers were floating at sea for more than 12 hours before rescuers were able to reach the survivors.

Number 4: M/V Doña Marilyn

The MV Doña Marilyn sank in the afternoon of October 24, 1988 while at sea due to the inclement sea and weather conditions brought about by Typhoon Unsang. The ship capsized and about 250 people died

Number 3: M/V Thomas Aquinas Collision with Sulpicio Express SieteM/V Thomas Aquinas Sulpicio Express

On Friday, 16 August 2013, St. Thomas Aquinas departed from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. It was heading into the port at Cebu City via the Cebu Strait when it collided with MV Sulpicio Express Siete, a cargo ship owned by the Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation.

A total of 733 rescued,  115 casualties recovered and  22 are still  missing

 Number 2: Princess of the Stars

Sulpicio Lines Princess of the Stars

More than 800 passengers and crew of MV Princess of the Stars died when it sank at the height of Typhoon “Frank” on June 21, 2008. It was considered to be one of the Philippines’ worst sea tragedies at the time.

The MV Princess of the Stars, passenger flagship of  Sulpicio Lines fleet, left the port of Manila on June 20, 2008 on its way to Cebu City, Philippines


Number 1: MV Doña Paz Collision with Oil Tanker

MV Dona Paz Tanker Collision

The MV Doña Paz was a Philippine-registered passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the MT Vector on December 20, 1987. With an estimated death toll of 4,375 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila.


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