Cebu-based ship sinks off Palawan

Cebu-based ship sinks off Palawan
Published: 02 October 2007

Fourteen Cebuano crew-members are missing while four others were rescued
after a cargo vessel owned by JPS Shipping Lines capsized last Friday in
Cabile Island between Tubbataha and Cagayancillo Islands in Palawan.

JPS manager Gallegher Gallarde said they sought help from the Philippine
Coast Guard and the Philippine Navy after they lost contact with the vessel,
mv Mia, last September 28.

Gallarde said mv Mia left San Fernando, Cebu September 26 with 18
personnel on board—six officers and 12 crew members. The ship was carrying
880 metric tons (about 22,000 bags) of cement from Taheiyo Cement Corp.

The cement was to be delivered to EEI Engineering Equipment at Brooke’s
Point, Palawan where a project is ongoing.