Ferry grounded by storm, some 300 people evacuated, Philippines

Ferry OCEANJET 7 ran aground shortly after leaving Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Northern Mindanao, Philippines, in the morning Jan 6. The ship left Plaridel bound Tagbilaran City in Bohol, with 271 passengers and 17 crew on board. According to Philippines CG statement, ferry was pushed aground, encountering rough seas. Several rescue boats were deployed in rescue, all passengers and crew rescue, all are safe.
Passenger ship OCEANJET 7, IMO 7908990, GT 275, built 1979, flag Philippines.



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