A commercial “pump boat” (which is a canoe-style craft with outriggers powered by a small engine) carrying 189 people has capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port. The boat covers three times a day the route from Ormoc City to Camotes Island. Only 134 survived. The biggest maritime disaster in the Philippines happened on december 20 1987. On that fatal occasion more the 4300 people died  when MV Dona Paz caught fire and sank after a collision with an oil tanker, MT Vector.

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