Ill-Fated Vessel 4th for the Shipping Lines
Sulpicio lines, the owner of the ill-fated M/V Princess of the Stars made a new record for having the most ships sunk in sea disasters. Despite of the operational lapses in the past, Sulpicio lines continued to operate until another one of its vessel sunk while on its way to the Visayas, courtesy of typhoon Frank that pounded the Philippine archipelago days ago.
It can be recalled that Sulpicio Lines became a household name when the then M/V Dona Paz sunk in 1987, killing 4,375 passengers. It was considered as the worst sea disaster in the history of the
And for the fourth time, Sulpicio Lines made history when M/V Princess of the Stars capsized as typhoon Frank shakes the ill-fated ship repeatedly. Government agencies are now conducting search and rescue operations. Investigations started to look into the culpability of Sulpicio Lines. The story ends there.
Relatives of the victims won’t be getting favorable result because shipping lines in the country holds enough clout in government. And if all things settle down and anger subsides, Sulpicio Lines would be allowed to sail again. That’s how tragic incidents in the country easily put behind by concerned government agencies.
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