The 262 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Super Shuttle Ferry 15 went aground near Merida, Leyte, Philippines. The ferry had left port at Ormoc City with 191 passengers headed for Cebu City when it lost power after suffering engine failure. The vessel drifted until it ran aground onto shallow waters. The vessel contacted the Philippine Coast Guard stating the vessel had gone aground and it’s sister ship, the Super Shuttle Ferry 23, was being sent to the scene. A few hours later the Super Shuttle Ferry 23 arrived and safely transferred 185 passengers and proceeded back to Ormoc City. No reports of injuries. The Super Shuttle Ferry 15 will be refloated by the assistance of the Super Shuttle 23 on the following day. Authorities dispatched inspectors and personnel to help assess the situation.