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MV Ever Queen Emilia

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.


  1. ^ "List Of Operating Vessels as of June 2013" (PDF).
  2. ^ "EVER QUEEN EMILIA - 8944824 - RO-RO/PASSENGER SHIP |". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  3. ^ "Vessel details for: EVER QUEEN EMILIA (Ro-Ro/Passenger Ship) - IMO 8944824, MMSI -8944824, Call Sign Registered in | AIS Marine Traffic". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. ^ "Zambo cops nab two traffickers, rescue 130 victims | News | GMA News Online". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  5. ^ Manila, The (2013-07-05). "130 'human trafficking' victims rescued in Zamboanga - The Manila Times Online". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  6. ^ Ben Cal (July 6, 2013). "PAOCC nabs 2 suspected human traffickers rescues 130 potential victims". News5 - InterAksyon. Archived from the original on 2017-03-06.
  7. ^ Carcamo, Dennis (2013-07-05). "2 human traffickers nabbed in Zamboanga, 130 rescued | Nation, News, The Philippine Star". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  8. ^ "85 rescued after passenger ship abandoned off Pilas Island | ABS-CBN News". Retrieved 2017-06-08.

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