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25 May 2003


Manila Ferry Collision - Sunday 25 May 2003

I'm preparing to post a collection of articles on shipping charts and heard about a ferry disaster this morning. CNN website reports:
"The incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. (0345 GMT) near Limbones Point, off Cavite province south of Manila, and not far from Corregidor Island."

BBC News website reports:
"Rescuers in the Philippines are trying to find dozens of people missing after two ferries collided near the capital Manila.

The coastguard said at least eight people were killed in the collision, which sank one of the vessels off Corregidor Island in Manila Bay.

The coastguard chief, Vice Admiral Reuben Lista, said 133 passengers from the sunken ferry, the wooden-hulled San Nicolas, had been picked up but 53 were still missing.

The other vessel, Super Ferry 12, did not sustain any significant damage and all its passengers were safe, Mr Lista said.

Super Ferry 12, a larger ship which can carry more than 1,000 people, is expected to return the rescued passengers to Manila later on Sunday.

Strong winds and rough seas have made made the search and rescue operation more difficult.

The San Nicolas was sailing from Coron in the western Philippines to Manila. The Super Ferry 12 had just left Manila, bound for Cebu in the central Philippines."

Does anyone have data for past shipping events?



Thanks for a great article Deb!

The details I have for the Titanic are:

Launched – May 31, 1911; 12:13pm (GMT) Belfast, Ireland

Began maiden (and last) voyage: April 10, 1912; Noon, Southampton, England. (Headed for New York)

Time of Collision: April 14, 1912; about 11:40 p.m.

Time of Sinking: April 15, 1912; at 2:20 AM (according to written historical accounts from its survivors). Position was Long. 41N46 Lat. 050W14




It might be of interest to look at the Titanic's last port of call before the disaster. She left Southhampton for a stop in France and then went to what was then called Queenstown, and is now Cobh, Ireland, 51 N 51 -- 008 W 17. Solar Fire gives this information for the time zone:
0.42 + 0:25.

I get 24 Leo 58 rising and note that the Arabian Part of water journeys is conjunct the malefic south node, and the Arabain Part of Catastrophe is at 6 Gemini in the 10th and its dispositor, Mercury is retrograde and applies to the ascendant (the Titanic itself).

Venus rules the MC and is posited in the 8th house of death and conjunct the malefic fixed star Scheat of which Robson says, "It causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide and drowning." I understand this star is associated with shipwrecks.

This is a pretty ugly chart.




A shipping event that is legendary in Australia as the worst ever, is that of the 'Cataraqui'. This was an immigrant ship sent by the British government to encourage people to the colonies of Australia. It set sail from Liverpool bound for Melbourne on 20th April 1845 with 367 passengers and 44 crew. On 4th August at around 4.30am the vessel struck rocks on the south-western coast of King Island (just off Tasmania). Only 9 people survived.
Haven't looked at the chart yet but it might be interesting.



CNN reports:

PORTLAND, Oregon -- At least nine people died Saturday (14 June 2003) when a charter vessel named Taki-Tooo capsized off the Oregon coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard received an emergency radio broadcast from the 32-foot charter vessel Taki-Tooo at 7:15 a.m. [10:15 a.m. EDT].

Petty Officer Anthony Juarez said the vessel capsized in 10- to 15-foot swells coming out of the sandbar near Tillamook Bay, west of Portland. Winds were at eight knots.

Willy Rogers, a commercial fisherman, arrived at the scene moments after the boat capsized and described the situation as a "tragedy."
"Bodies laying on the beach, people dragging bodies on the beach," Rogers said. "There were two kids in life jackets -- they survived."

Mike Buell, the boat's owner, said the boat flipped so quickly the passengers probably didn't have time to jump clear.

"The people in the boat didn't have a chance," one witness said. "None of them had a chance. It happened instantaneous."
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