By Jaime Laude
The Philippine Star, Sunday, June 20, 2010
A Cebu-bound ferry ran aground before dawn
yesterday, and all its 352 passengers were
safely rescued, the Philippine Navy said.
Quoting reports, Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo,
Navy spokesman, said M/V Filipinas Ozamis,
owned by Cokaliong Shipping Lines, was
sailing through the Lipata South Channel on
its way to the Cebu City port from Ozamis
City when it ran aground in the vicinity of
Informed of the incident, ship owner Chester
Cokaliong immediately sought the assistance
of the Coast Guard and Navy in Cebu.
Rescue teams, together with divers and marine
protection personnel, were dispatched to the
site on board tugboats and rubber boats.