Posts Tagged ‘Philippines Ferry Disaster’

As if the news could not get worse, officials halted searches today for victims of Saturdays ferry disaster. Apparently the MV Pricess Of the Stars was carrying some 10 tons of toxic pesticides. Sulpicio Lines was carrying some 400 boxes of endosulfan. This pesticide is highly toxic and has the potential to be very damaging to the environment. Now we have an environmental disaster playing out.

What a mess they have there now. They can’t get the bodies from the craft until they take care of this pesticide. Absolutely terrible news. This pesticide if it leaks will wreak havoc with the environment there. There is no way this should have been aboard a passenger ship and the level of toxicity is very high. Sulpicio Lines will be held accountable for this as well.

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Toxic pesticide on Philippine ferry halts search

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There was a mass by a Catholic priest given yesterday at the site of the capsized MV Princess Of the Stars. Some relatives were present and threw flowers as the priest gave a mass from a tugboat close to the sunken vessel.

U.S. and Philippines divers are combing the wreckage in an effort to recover bodies from the ship.
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The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is currently moored off Panay Island giving food, water and medical supplies to evacuees from Iloilo City.

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Mass at Philippines ferry site, relatives weep

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Reports are coming in that 50 bodies were found about 60 miles north of the capsized ferry but no confirmation on whether they were victims of the MV Princess Of the Stars.

The U.S. has stated that it would send an aircraft carrier to the Philippines today to aid in the relief efforts from Typhoon Fengshen. Now reports are coming in that possibly 1100 people could have lost their lives as a result of the storm. More than 430,00 have been displaced.

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More bodies found after Philippines storm, U.S. vows aid

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