Author: Corporate Communications Desk
|In the Marina Board meeting yesterday, the Marina administration recommended to the board the lifting of the suspensions of 3 SuperFerry vessels and 2 CebuFerry vessels.|
The Marina Board gave the Marina administration, authority to lift the suspension on a per vessel basis as long as Marina is satisfied with the inspection results.
Since September 9, all SuperFerry vessels went through the following inspection stages:
1) Corporate ISM Audit
2) Technical inspection of each vessel by Marina and PCG
3) Individual inspection of vessel - ISM audit
4) Re-inspection by Marina after the audit
SuperFerry2, starting Sept. 18, to serve the following ports out of Manila:
Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan and Iloilo
SuperFerry19, starting Sept. 19, to serve the following ports out of Manila:
Zamboanga, General Santos, Davao, Surigao, Bacolod, Cotabato and Dumaguete
SuperFerry12, starting Sept. 20, to serve the following ports out of Manila:
Cebu and Cagayan de Oro
Cebu Ferry1, starting Sept. 18, to serve the following ports out of Cebu:
Cagayan de Oro, Jagna and Dumaguete
Cebu Ferry2, starting Sept. 19, to serve the following ports out of Cebu:
Our other RoPax vessels are undergoing Marina inspection. We are confident that all of Marina's requirements will be fully complied with by all SuperFerry vessels by the end of this week.
As of September 17, 3:30pm 964 crew members and passengers have been accounted for, of which 10 are fatalities. 7 passengers are still unaccounted for.
We have repatriated a total of 823 passengers and 123 crew members to their respective destinations, while 3 remain in hotels, whose forward transfers are currently being arranged. And 1 passenger is still confined in the hospital.
SuperFerry will continue to care for the injured, repatriate the survivors to their respective destinations.
The search and rescue operations are still ongoing. Philippine Coast Guard's BRP Corregidor & BRP Davao del Norte are still onsite as well as for environmental protection/oil spill monitoring.
Please visit our website, www.superferry.com.ph for the list of passengers accounted for and the names of the casualties. You may also call our SuperFerry hotline, 528-7000 for inquiries.
Signed: Jess Supan, VP for Safety and Security