MVマークラフト 2 caught fire just before reaching the port of Real in Quezon province, 約 60 キロメートル (37 マイル) east of the capital Manila.
It had left Polilio Island at 5 午前. local time and made a distress call at 6:30 午前.
Five women and two men had died, 一方 120 passengers had been rescued, と 23 of them treated for injuries, the coast guard said in a statement.
Pictures shared by the coast guard showed people in life vests floating at sea awaiting rescue, while some were taken to safety by a cargo ship in the area.
Fire and thick smoke engulfed the two-floor passenger vessel.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear
, but the Philippines
, an archipelago of more than
, があります poor record for maritime safety
Vessels are often old and overcrowded.
に 1987, 周り 5,000 people died in the world’s worst peacetime shipping disaster, when the overloaded passenger ferry Dona Paz collided with an oil tanker off Mindoro island south of the capital, マニラ.