MARINA suspends safety certificate of ill-fated ferry

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Fire guts MV Esparanza’s stern off Panglao Island, Bohol on June 18, 2023. Philippine Coast Guard/Facebook

MANILA — The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has suspended the passenger ship safety certificate (PSSC) of a ferry that caught fire off Bohol over the weekend.

The MV Esperanza Star caught fire off Doljo Point in the Bohol Sea early Sunday morning.

In a statement, MARINA said the incident has put in…

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