The 56 meter long, 770 dwt ro-ropassenger ship Georich became disabled in Dapitan Bay, Philippines. The Georich was en route to Cebu from Dumaguete when it suffered engine failure. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a rescue vessel along with the passenger ship Tresha Krestin to the scene. There the Philippine Coast Guard personnel safely transferred the 143 passengers to the Tresha Krestin. They disembarked at Cebu later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The ferry Georich became disabled in the Tañon Strait while off Alcoy, Cebu, Philippines. The Georich left Dumaguete bound for Cebu with 400 passengers and crew when one of its engines malfunctioned causing the vessel to go adrift. The crew were unable to restore power and sent out a distress call. The Georich’s sister vessel Zamboanga responded and headed to the scene. The Zamboanga took the Georich under tow and proceeded to Dumaguete. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.