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“there were no more lifeboats” – SuperFerry 9 passenger

another maritime accident! the philippines has not learned its lesson. government agencies continue not to do their job in implementing rules and safeguarding passengers. private companies have not changed their ways.

while this one did not have a lot of fatalities, it does show nothing much has changed. based on the reports, these are the most disturbing:

  • “not enough lifeboats”
  • there was no clear order from the captain to abandon ship
  • the boat left port already tilting
  • it looks like the action of abandoning the ship was given too late

when will we ever learn?

 

Just like the Titanic minus the icebergs 
By Julie Alipala, Ryan Rosauro
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Mindanao
First Posted 01:59:00 09/08/2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Mothers prayed for help, children were heaved into the sea and others fought for lifeboats in the terrifying moments before the SuperFerry 9 went down to its doom off Zamboanga del Norte Sunday morning.

In gripping accounts they gave Philippine Daily Inquirer correspondents, survivors compared the horror they went through in the dying moments of the 7,000-ton ship to what happened to the British liner Titanic, minus the icebergs nearly a century ago.

“It was like Titanic Filipino-style. It was as though we were in the movie but all of it happened,” survivor Raffy Borro said. He also said there was a shortage of life jackets and life rafts.

“People fought for them. It was cold. It was dark. That was why people were afraid to jump into the sea,” Borro recalled, speaking in Filipino.

“When the ship tilted sharply, many people ran and panicked. Children were crying, mothers were also crying and pleading for help.”

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090908-224137/Just-like-the-Titanic-minus-the-icebergs

  1. September 29, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    nami man ahhh
    cge hon nio pah ni hahhhh
    tnk uuuuuuuhhhhh

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