Explain mishap, Aboitiz told

The government on Monday issued a show-cause order to shipping company Aboitiz Transport System to assess the seaworthiness of Aboitiz ships, following the sinking of its passenger vessel Superferry 9 off the coast of Zamboanga del Norte last Sunday.

Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) Undersecretary for Maritime Transport Thompson Lantion said DoTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza has ordered the issuance of a show-cause order to Aboitiz for the submission of its audit technical evaluation compliance and international safety procedures.

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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will be conducting a hearing on the incident at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday.

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