December 7, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 1680 dwt ro-ro ferry Lite Ferry 8 allided with the anchored barge Iron Man 1 off Bantolinao Point, Cebu, Philippines. The ferry loaded with 221 passengers and 44 crew struck the anchor line of the barge. The Lite Ferry 8 suffered only minor dent to it’s bow while the barge was undamaged. No reports of injuries on the ferry or to the 3 crew on board the Iron Man 1 at the time of the incident. The Lite Ferry 8 returned to Cebu to be inspected. Authorities ordered the barge to be moved to the pier to avoid further accidents and to be inspected. Reports state the barge had no running lights and was anchored in the navigation lane. The Philippine Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.