MV Ever Queen Emilia

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MV Ever Queen Emilia
MV Ever Queen Emilia.jpg
Ever Queen Emilia at the Zamboanga International Seaport.
  • Sea Olympia
  • Ever Queen Emilia
Owner: Ever Shipping Lines
Operator: Ever Shipping Lines
Port of registry: Port of Zamboanga,  Philippines
Route: Zamboanga City - Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
Builder: Kanasashi Heavy Industries, Shizuoka, Japan
Completed: 1966
Status: In service
Notes: Former MV Sea Olympia
General characteristics
Type: RoRo Ferry
Tonnage: 248 tons
Length: 49.97m
Beam: 13.4m

MV Ever Queen Emilia is a passenger ferry owned and operated by Ever Shipping Lines.[1] The ferry is the former MV Sea Olympia[2][3] then was sold to Ever.


The ship's career on time with the Ever Shipping Lines was assigned for inter-island routes from Zamboanga City to Tawi-Tawi. However, the ship became an avenue to carry victims of human traffickers and illegal immigrants to Malaysia; in 2013, 130 men were rescued from this ferry along with MV Lady Mary Joy 3.[4][5][6][7]

Although it was notable for bringing victims of human traffickers and illegal immigrants, the ferry were once becoming a rescue ship when ML Katrina V in 2011 was abandoned offshore with 85 passengers due to strong winds and current.[8] MV Queen Emilia was then commissioned by the Philippine Coast Guard to transfer the said 85 passengers and have them in safety.


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