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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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PinoysGotTalent.com has gotten ahold of a Passenger List Manifesto of the MV Princess Of the Stars. Our prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims. You can read the list here: (Sulpicio Lines website is getting hit hard, maybe better to read it here)

MV Princess Of The Stars Passenger Manifest (List from Sulpicio Lines)

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More news is coming forward regarding the recent disaster in the Philippines. 28 people were found washed to shore on an island not far from where the ferry sank.

Sulpicio Lines issue a statement regarding the ill fated MV Princess of the Stars ferry that ran aground of a sandbar dooming approximately 800 people:

Edgar Go, vice-president of Sulpicio Lines, today expressed his regret over the loss of life. “Sulpicio Lines deeply mourns the tragic loss of lives and its good ship, Princess of Stars, last 21st June 2008, losing to the untamed fury of mother nature in an unfortunate tragedy that nobody, least of all the company, wanted to happen,” he said.

Distraught relatives and officials are demanding answers as to why the ferry took off with Typhoon Fengshen bearing down on the Philippines. Here is a link to the video clip and story from the Guardian.co.uk:

Philippines ferry disaster: Relatives’ grief turns to anger

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