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Photographer:Bermejo Imaging [View profile]Title:St. Thomas AquinasAdded:Oct 23, 2012
Captured:October 22, 2012IMO:7304663Hits:9,715
Location:Bacolod, Philippines
Photo Category: Ferries
Un/Loading Passengers at Bacolod.

Call sign: DXYB
MMSI: 548111100

Owner Asia Marine B.V.

Operator 2GO Travel (NN-ATS)


Technical management NN Oceanlink

Register company 2GO Group

Shipyard Onomichi Dockyard

Year 1973
Type Ro-Ro/Lo/Pax/Con-Ro
DWT 2947 t
Maximum draft
No. of crew
No. of passengers
Main engine 2 x Niigata Pielstick PC2.6
Description of the engine, generators and other
Speed marching 17 kn
Vessel Identification
Name:St.thomas Of Aquinas
Former name(s):
- Superferry 2 (Until 2012 Apr)
- Aboitiz Superferry 2 (Until 1996 Jan)
- Ferry Sumiyoshi (Until 1992 Apr)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:11,405 tons
Summer DWT:2,994 tons

Additional Information
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (9)

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Bermejo Imaging on Sep 05, 2013 05:50 (5 years ago)
I was hoping to get more of this ferry and others but at least I got one image in its 2GO colours.
Jens Heri on Aug 17, 2013 06:43 (5 years ago)
Sank 16 August 2013 after collision with Sulpicio Express Siete imo 7724344.
specter on Oct 24, 2012 04:25 (6 years ago)
@ Bermejo, thanks for posting many photos taken from our locality, keep it coming!
I sailed with this ship (Superferry 2) wayback in year 2000 with wife and my son from Bacolod to Manila. Near Mindoro island, one of its engine encountered trouble. Were supposed to arrive in Manila at 1000H that day, but with only single engine running (one screw), we arrived at port around 1700H.
Bermejo Imaging on Oct 24, 2012 02:25 (6 years ago)
@ Specter. Not often I visit Bacolod. Was hoping to be there for the festival but arrived on the last day and couldn't stay.
I have family in Iloilo and Guimaras.
specter on Oct 24, 2012 02:17 (6 years ago)
I hailed from Bacolod, during my chilhood days I enjoyed a lot watching ferries of Negros Navigation arriving and leaving the famous Banago port.
My Grandpa was then a chandler of their vessels; namely Sta. Florentina, Don Juan, Don Julio, Princess of Negros, Don Vicente, San Sebastian, Connie II, Donya Florentina, Santa Maria, and Don Claudio. Those were the glorious days of Negros Navigation. As a child, the names of those vessels have captivated my young mind whenever my Grandpa tells a story of their remarkable Captains and dramas and romance at the sea during voyages from Manila to ports of Bacolod, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro.
I still remember one unforgettable experience, me and my Father was sailing onboard Don Julio. Off the coast of Batangas, we were being overtaken by one of William Lines ferry the MV Sugbu. Our Captain would not give in to this interesting challenge, so he ordered the Chief Engr. to put the ship's throttle to full blast and race againts MV Sugbu. The two ferries were in parallel for about an hour, our beloved ferry Don Julio slowly struggling and inching forward when we were approaching the mouth of Manila Bay. Finally we approached the Manila North Harbor and we came in first in the breakwater, the Captain of MV Sugbu gave us 3 short blast from his horn as acknowledgement of his defeat. In those days, there were many stories of same kind, were Masters of both vessels after the challenge, one was paying out to the winner when arriving at port of Manila.
Sorry for my long story LOL
Bermejo Imaging on Oct 23, 2012 10:44 (6 years ago)
@ Pieter. Thank you. Many more to be uploaded as time and internet connections allow. Thanks for looking. Enjoy.
Bermejo Imaging on Oct 23, 2012 10:43 (6 years ago)
@ Ralph. might explain a bit about 2GO.
Not sure about the other operators you mention.

I have spent 25 years traveling to the Philippines but only recently started taking shipping pictures during my travels.
I have quite a few more to upload over the coming days so enjoy.
Pieter Inpyn on Oct 23, 2012 09:39 (6 years ago)
Thank you for your excellent picture! Would like to see more ferries from the Phillipines!
rd77 on Oct 23, 2012 09:22 (6 years ago)
Love your contributions from the Philippines! I am aware that the country has a very lively ferry scene, but we never see much of it in Western Europe.
So, this 2Go Travel is a merger of Negros Navigation and Aboitiz, right? And what happened to PSACC/Sulpicio? Are they gone now?
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