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On July 29 2012 ferry Super Shuttle Roro 1 ran aground at around 19:00 LT 2 nm SW off Agoho Point, Looc Bay, Tablas Island, Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, while trying to shelter from heavy sea brought by tropical storm Gener. Vessel was holed with resulting water ingress, and later for unknown reason, fire started in the superstructure. There were 57 passengers and 16 vehicles on board, ferry was en route to Batangas from Dumaguit. Coast Guard Romblon dispatched a rescue team on two rescue boats, when they arrive at the scene, vessel was engulfed in flamed, 57 passengers and 48 crew were already in life rafts. By 06:30 July 30 all passengers and crew were rescued, including one passenger who died during the accident.
On a small-scale photo from CG Romblon ferry Super Shuttle Roro 1 on fire. Vessel had many names and owners, two photos show vessel in Norway under her first name, Ramses Carrier, and vessel in Philippines under repairs and renovation when she became Super Shuttle Roro 1.
2/1978 "RAMSES CARRIER"; 12/1981 "UGLOAND CARRIER"; 12/1983 " DONA LUISA"; 10/1994 "UGLAND CARRIER"; 4/1985 "LOULAN"; 3/1998 "CEBU TRADER"; “Mihara Maru”; “Super Shuttle Roro 1”.
IMO 7700439, GRT 4090, length 96 meters, built 1978 Norway, flag Philippines, manager ASIAN MARINE TRANSPORT CORP Cebu.