Passenger ship runs aground in Cebu

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Passenger ship runs aground in Cebu

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A roll on roll off type passenger ship with an undetermined number of Boholano passengers ran aground in the waters off Bogo City, Cebu early morning today, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

The 1,022.12 gross ton MV Ma. Helena owned by Montenegro Shipping Lines Inc. with 109 passengers on board left the Polambato port of Bogo City but ran aground after hitting submerged rocks in the drop off along the waters off Bogo, Cebu.

Ship Captain Marlon Boligon told the Coast Guard that he lost control of the ship after strong winds and heavy seas dragged the passenger ship to the reef.

Rogelio Coquilla and his family who hails from Antequera sent a text message to her sister about the incident.

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The ship is now back at the port of Bogo City but the trip to Masbate remains unclear (Chito M. Visarra)

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