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Coast Guard tows RoRo ship that broke down at sea in Visayas

Melrivic Two

The passenger ship Melrivic Two (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard)

ORMOC CITY — Coast Guard ship BRP Nueva Ecija 3502 escorted to Danao City in Cebu a RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) ship that broke down after it left the Port of Isabel in Leyte on Saturday morning.

The passenger ship, M/V Melrivic Two, is owned by the EB Aznar Shipping Co., according to Capt. Eduardo De Luna, spokesperson of the Coast Guard Eastern Visayas District.


De Luna said that the ship left Isabel at around 9:00 a.m. and its engine conked out at 11:45 a.m.

The ship was carrying 126 passengers, 14 four-wheeled vehicles, and two motorcycles.


The Coast Guard then sent the BRP Nueva Ecija 3502, which was stationed here in Ormoc, to assist the ship. A Coast Guard tugboat also assisted in towing the ship to Danao. /atm

BRP Nueva Ecija

The Coast Guard ship BRP Nueva Eciija (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard)

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