Sunday, 26 April 2015

World's Worst Maritime Disaster - Asia's Titanic MV Doña Paz Documentary

he MV Doña Paz was a Philippine-registered guest ferryboat that sank after colliding with the oil vessel MT Vector on December 20, 1987. With an estimated casualty of 4,386 folks and only 24 survivors, it was the most dangerous peacetime maritime disaster in past. [1]

Doña Paz was taking a trip from Leyte island to the Philippine resources of Manila. The vessel was seriously overcrowded, with at least 2000 travelers not listed on the manifest. Official blame was directed at the MT Vector, which was discovered to be unseaworthy, and operating without a certificate, lookout or qualified master.

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