Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda

During the landfall of typhoon Yolanda on the Philippine coast, several vessels were driven aground or sunk.


The passenger ferry Super Shuttle Ferry 17 sank near its pier in Mandaue City.  The ferry was overwhelmed by the strong waves.  No reports of injuries, but the vessel had some 8,000 litres of diesel and 200 litres of oil. The  127 meter long, 2311 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Cagayan Bay 1 and the 130 meter long, 2667 dwt  ro-ro passenger ferry Ozamis Bay 1 broke from their mooring lines at Gothong Wharf in Mandaue City.


The tugboat Metro Tug II capsized near Consolacion, Cebu.  The tug was overturned by the strong waves.  The Philippine Coast Guard reported that the tug was salvaged and was returned to its upright position.

Four barges were driven aground at Cebu and Bohol.  The barge Roger went aground in Bohol.  The barge Big Champ went aground near Fishport, Poblacion Guindulman, Bohol. The barge Castor 6 went aground in a marine protected area near Mandaue City, Cebu.  The barge Rene went aground off Carols P. Garcia, Bohol. Reports state all crew members except one were safely rescued.  One crewman was reported as missing.

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