Some 2GO, Sulpicio ships cleared to sail
MANILA -- The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has lifted the suspension of the passenger ships owned by 2GO Group and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp. (formerly known as Sulpicio Lines, Inc.), the two companies involved in the fatal sea mishap in Cebu.
Marina said on Sunday that there were no major deficiencies found on the MV St. Anthony de Padua of 2GO, and MV Princess and MV Span Asia of Philippine Span Asia during a re-inspection conducted in the Port of Cebu.
However, the MV Princess of the South and MV Sulpicio Container 14 of Philippine Span Asia will stay grounded "until the noted major deficiencies are rectified."
Marina Administrator Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. already ordered on Saturday the suspension of the fleets of the two companies pending re-inspection after the MV Thomas Aquinas and MV Sulpicio Express Siete collided off Talisay City, killing more than 30 people.