Ferry on fire, passengers evacuated, Philippines

Ferry LCT LITE FERRY 28 caught fire while approaching Taloot Wharf, Argao, southeast Cebu, on arrival from Tagbilaran, Bohol, in the morning Sep 2. The ship with 97 passengers and 27 crew was some 300 meters from pier, when fire erupted, probably on cargo deck. Some sources say all passengers and crew were evacuated, but some say crew or part of it remain on board to fight fire.
Landing craft LCT LITE FERRY 28, MMSI 548787300, length 64 meters, flag Philippines.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.