More than 400 passengers and crew of Cokaliong Shipping Lines’ MV Filipinas Cagayan de Oro are now safe after returning to Cagayan de Oro Port following an incident wherein the Cebu-bound vessel started listing in the waters of Macajalar Bay near Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, shortly after departing from Cagayan de Oro Sunday night, November 12. Maritime authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident.
According to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the ship started listing while in the waters off Laguindingan town at around 8:05 p.m. due to strong winds. As shown in photos below shared by netizens, all passengers were already wearing life vests.
Watch its arrival back to Cagayan de Oro Port.
Passengers disembark after safely returning to Cagayan de Oro Port at around 11:20pm.
The ship is shown listing upon arrival at the port.
Several passengers spent the night at the port’s passenger terminal.
Last April 20, 2023, MV Filipinas Cebu, another RoRo passenger vessel of Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. ran aground at Loculan Shoal, some 1.5 nautical miles east of Barangay San Antonio in Ozamiz City. All 85 passengers were rescued. Read our post below.