Dona Marilyn


Otohima Maru was a combined cargo and passenger ship laid down by Onomichi Zoen K.K in Japan, and was launched in 1966 for the company Ryuku Kaiun. She was sold to Eusebio Shipping in the Philippines in1976 and renamed Dona Marilyn, and four years later she was bought by Sulpicio Lines in Cebu. Under a journey from Manila to Tacloban she sailed into the typhoon Ruby, and capsized and sank north of Malapascua Island 24. October 1988. It is believed that as many as 389 people list their lives in the accident. In 2018 illegal salvaging was done on the wreck, making her stern section just a rabble. The remainder of her rest today on her starboard side a depth of 18 to 33 meter.

Former names:
Dona Marilyn
Otohima Maru
97,6 x 13,7 x 8,1 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2855 grt
Mukaishima ( JP ) 1966
Cebu ( PH )

Last updated: October 2020