No Cebu Camiguin boat for the moment
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 9:16 PM Last Post By: callippo
Jan 28, 2013 1:50 AM
No Cebu Camiguin boat for the momentRead about it here. The licence to operate has been temporaily revoked.
Jan 28, 2013 6:38 AM
Jan 28, 2013 7:29 PM
Jan 29, 2013 8:58 PM
3That's an engineering/electrical problem, not maintenance related, the Philippines wouldn't have any ferries if the engineering of their ferries were examined. Maybe they should dock ALL the ferries for inspection? Seems reasonable to me.
Jan 30, 2013 7:54 AM
4Boeing buys aircraft components manufactured in the Philippines. Another potential bp rant. Also, love that Urban Dictionary.
Jan 30, 2013 10:36 AM
5A ferry engineer/mechanic told me many ferries are 20 years old. That makes them ripe for electrical malfunctions.
I wouldn't want to be dead in the water in a storm. What then, drop anchor or ride it out and hope a wave doesn't flip you over? People on this forum have warned about ferry travel in bad weather.
In bad weather I suppose the get everyone inside and they lock the water-tight doors. Then pray.
If I had the money I would by a yacht with helicopter on board.
I have done so many risky things in my life I should have been dead a long time ago.
All aboard....shove off
Jan 30, 2013 2:13 PM
Jan 30, 2013 4:39 PM
Feb 19, 2013 12:47 AM
8I think the ferry maintanance is a general problem in the Philippines. I travelled Cebu to Cagayan de Oro once. Halfway the ferry stopped for 3 hours because the engines broke down. It took us 14 hours to get to the destination port. Also the ferries from Ballingeon to Camiguin Island, which i have been on numerous times, seem to be very very old. The official license is outdated for years and the safety measures.... I always pray when i get onboard. So far so good....
Feb 19, 2013 5:03 PM
9Balingoan to Camiguin ferry is the same company as Cebu to Camiguin. Supershuttle Ferry.
All the boats will have licences. Ferrys can't depart these days without an inspection from the coast guard. This even includes bangka boats carrying 15 passengers.
Feb 19, 2013 9:16 PM
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