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19 Dead, Hundreds Adrift in Philippines Typhoon

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by DandyDon, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have to wonder what the ferry was doing running with all those people and the typhoon on the way?

    VOA News - 19 Dead, Hundreds Adrift in Philippines Typhoon
     
  2. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    Those poor souls will be in my prayers tonight. Let us hope the ship can hold together until the storm passes and help can come.
     
  3. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

    The Typhoon is over us at the moment. It has weakened quite a bit but the winds are still about 100kmph in gusts. We have some trees down and the power was out but it just came back up.

    "Frank" as it's named locally, should be out of the Philippines by tonight. I have no idea why that ferry was out there, the ports are usually closed depending on the strength of the Typhoon. I hope those people will survive, the winds should be dying down there.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Keep your head down Dennis. Hope they get the ferry out ok...
     
  5. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

  6. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner Rest in Peace

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    This is again very sad. But please let us not forget the typhoon that struck Burma - there, largely as a consequence of an evil dictatorship, tens of thousands of people have already died and hundreds of thousands more look like following them. This is by far the worst tragedy in the world at the moment, and it's largely dropped out of public view.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes Peter, the Burma storm was horrible and still is. The world wanted to help, but the Generals would not allow it - which is kinda outside the scope of this board to discuss I think. Very sad tho, indeed.

    Bad News: The Ferry Has Sunk Currently 12:27pm Sunday (PHT) - Time in Philippines

    UPDATE 1-At least 4 dead after ferry down in Philippines | Industries | Financial Services & Real Estate | Reuters
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Damn!

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    Currently 10:32pm Sunday (PHT) - Time in Philippines

    Official: Hundreds may be trapped in capsized ferry - CNN.com

     
  9. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

    The ferry lost power and being dead in the water, was washed onto a reef. Some life boats were launched but overturned in the high seas according to one survivor.
     
  10. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    Dennis, aren't Romblon and Subuyan islands just off northwest Panay? Isn't Subuyan the one you can see west of Boracay?
    Where are you, if you dont' mind me asking?
    May God be with all the survivors out at sea.
     

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