Manila, Dec 24: Atleast 27 people went missing after a passenger ferry collided with a fishing boat in the Manila Bay on Thursday, Dec 24.
Coast guards spokesman Armand Balilo said that about 46 people have been rescued and all the vessels have been alerted for rescue operations.
Balilo said that cause of the incident is yet to be determined.
While the number of person in the fishing boat is unclear, the wooden-hulled ferry which was on its way to southwest Mindoro Island from Manila was carrying 73 passengers.
The fishing boat is reported to have sank shortly after the incident.