Roble Shipping Line’s ship, MV Joyful Star, carrying 237 passengers and 72 crew members stopped in Barangag Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City near Bartolinao Point last Thursday, January 16, 2014.
The ship left in Maasin , Leyte at 3 p.m., Wednesday. It was scheduled to arrive at Cebu Port on Thursday dawn.
The passengers were rescued and brought to nearby Porters Yacht Club in Liloan, Cebu.
Ship passengers were then attended to by Philippine Red Cross for first aid.
All photos above by Ariel Berdon.
MV Our Lady Of All Nations
About an hour after the Joyful was stuck, the ship MV Our Lady of All Nations ran aground too, due to strong winds, off the coast of Danahon, Bohol with 90 passengers. No injuries were reported as the coast guard immediately went for their search and rescue.
Subic Bay 1
Two hours after, Subic Bay 1 run aground due to strong winds off the coast in Lapu-Lapu. The ship, carrying 61 persons, was en route to Cebu from Nasipit. A tug rescue was sent to the said vessel to help refloat the vessel. No injuries were reported.