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2GO, formally 2GO
2GO
Travel, is a passenger ferry company which is based in Manila, Philippines
Philippines
and part of 2GO
2GO
Group, a listed company owned by the Chinese government
Chinese government
through the China-Asean Investment Cooperation Fund.[1][2][3] It is the largest ferry company in the Philippines
Philippines
with its main hub located in Eva Macapagal Super Terminal in Pier 15 in the Manila
Manila
South Harbor.[4] Until 2012, 2GO
2GO
was known as Negros Navigation. It changed its name following a significant realignment of ferry transportation in the Philippines
Philippines
in which long-standing companies SuperFerry, Cebu
Cebu
Ferries and SuperCat
SuperCat
merged into SuperFerry, under the Aboitiz Transport System. SuperFerry
SuperFerry
was purchased by Negros Navigation, in December 2010, for US$105 million.[4] At the same time, a unit of China-Asean Investment Cooperation Fund, a Netherlands-based, private equity firm wholly owned by the Chinese government, took a controlling stake in Negros Navigation through an equity infusion.[1][3][4] Because Negros Navigation was a privately held firm the exact amount invested by the Fund was not disclosed.[2] 2GO
2GO
has one of the most modern shipping fleets in the Philippines
Philippines
and operates the largest fleet of inter-island vessels in the country.[5] Dennis A. Uy is the chairman of 2GO
2GO
Group, replacing Sulficio O. Tagud, Jr.[6]

Contents

1 Destinations 2 Incidents

2.1 MV St. Thomas Aquinas

3 Vessels

3.1 Vessels acquired from SuperFerry
SuperFerry
and Negros Navigation 3.2 Vessels acquired from Cebu
Cebu
Ferries 3.3 Vessels acquired from SuperCat

3.3.1 St. Nuriel (formerly Supercat 22) 3.3.2 St. Sealthiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
25) 3.3.3 St. Emmanuel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
26) 3.3.4 St. Jhudiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
30) 3.3.5 St. Braquiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
32) 3.3.6 St. Benedict (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
36) 3.3.7 St. Dominic (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
38)

3.4 New Vessels of 2GO 3.5 Former Vessels of 2GO

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Destinations[edit] The following ports of call are served by 2GO
2GO
Travel:

Luzon

Manila, Metro Manila Batangas
Batangas
City, Batangas Romblon, Romblon Odiongan, Romblon Puerto Princesa, Palawan Coron, Palawan

Visayas

Bacolod
Bacolod
City, Negros Occidental Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
Malay, Aklan
(Gateway to Boracay) Cebu
Cebu
City, Cebu Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Iloilo City, Iloilo Ormoc City, Leyte Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Mindanao

Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
(via Nasipit) Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Iligan City, Lanao del Norte Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental Surigao City, Surigao del Norte Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte Roxas City, Capiz

Incidents[edit] MV St. Thomas Aquinas[edit] Main article: MV St. Thomas Aquinas On August 16, 2013, at 9 pm as it approached Cebu
Cebu
City's harbor, the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
2[7] collided with the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete of Sulpicio Lines
Sulpicio Lines
and sank in 100 feet deep off Talisay, Cebu.[8] The ship was carrying 831 people—715 passengers and 116 crewmembers.[8] 629 people were rescued immediately and as of August 17, 2013, 31 bodies have been recovered leaving 172 unaccounted for.[8] The Sulpicio Express Siete with 36 crew members on board did not sink and returned safely to port.[8] It had a large hole in its bow above the water line, clearly visible in news photos.[8] Vessels[edit] 2GO
2GO
acquired in the merger vessels from all four brands. The vessels now carry names derived from one of the many Our Lady titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, or from Catholic saints. The ships have now been repainted in the 2GO
2GO
colors and sport the 2GO Travel logo.

MV St Leo the Great of 2GO Travel
2GO Travel
docked at the Manila
Manila
North Harbor.

MT San Rafael Dos of 2GO
2GO
Corporation docked at the Manila
Manila
North Harbor.

2GO Travel
2GO Travel
inter-island ferry, Port of Iloilo, Iloilo Strait, Iloilo City

Fast craft
Fast craft
ferries, from 2GO Travel
2GO Travel
and Oceanjet, to Bacolod
Bacolod
on Iloilo River in Iloilo City.

2GO Travel
2GO Travel
catamaran ferry to Bacolod
Bacolod
on Iloilo River
Iloilo River
in Iloilo City

Vessels acquired from SuperFerry
SuperFerry
and Negros Navigation[edit] These former SuperFerry
SuperFerry
and Negros Navigation vessels are now part of the 2GO Travel
2GO Travel
fleet (as of 2013[update]):

St. Joan of Arc[9] (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
5)-(Sold & broken-up) St. Pope John Paul II[10] (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
12)-(Flagship) St. Gregory the Great (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
20)(formerly MV Sunflower Kogane acquired from Diamond Ferry)-(Sold & broken-up) St. Leo the Great[11] (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
21)(formerly MV Sunflower Nishiki acquired from Kansai Kisen) St. Michael the Archangel (former flagship of Negros Navigation) San Agustin Uno San Rafael Uno San Rafael Dos[12] San Pedro Calungsod San Lorenzo Ruiz Uno 2GO
2GO
1 2GO
2GO
2 St.Therese of the Child Jesus (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
16)

Vessels acquired from Cebu
Cebu
Ferries[edit] Cebu Ferries
Cebu Ferries
operated the following vessels that are now part of the 2GO
2GO
fleet:

St. Augustine of Hippo (formerly Cebu
Cebu
Ferry 1)

M/V St. Augustine of Hippo cruising Romblon Bay

St. Anthony de Padua (formerly Cebu
Cebu
Ferry 2) St. Ignatius of Loyola (formerly Cebu
Cebu
Ferry 3)

Vessels acquired from SuperCat[edit] SuperCat
SuperCat
operated these vessels that are now part of the 2GO
2GO
fleet: St. Nuriel (formerly Supercat 22)[edit]

Supercat 22 docked at International Port of Batangas, Philippines

St. Nuriel used to be SuperCat
SuperCat
22 & MV Mt. Samat Ferry 3, which was operated by defunct Philippine fast ferry company, Mt. Samat. Supercat 22 was built by FBMA Marine Inc. (an Aboitiz Company) in Balamban, Cebu. This vessel uses a simple propulsion system, and is very fuel efficient. In July 2010, a second deck was added. She is currently serving the Batangas
Batangas
- Calapan route. St. Sealthiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
25)[edit]

Supercat 25 docked at Calapan Pier, Philippines

St. Sealthiel used to be SuperCat
SuperCat
25 & MV Mt. Samat Ferry 5, which was operated by defunct Philippine fast ferry company, Mt. Samat. She is a sister ship of Supercat 22 and was also built by FBMA Marine Inc. (an Aboitiz Company) in Balamban, Cebu. Similarly this vessel uses a simple propulsion system, and is very fuel efficient. She was renamed as MV Smart in Korea, before ending up with Supercat Fast Ferry Corp. She is currently serving the Iloilo- Bacolod
Bacolod
route St. Emmanuel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
26)[edit] SuperCat
SuperCat
26 was the former SeaCat from Australia, traveling Perth to Rottnest Island. She has twin Caterpillar C32 engines and can cruise up to 28 knots. She's 25m in length. She is currently serving the Bacolod-Iloilo route in the Western Visayas
Visayas
region of the Philippines. St. Jhudiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
30)[edit]

Supercat 30

St. Jhudiel used to be SuperCat
SuperCat
30 and was one of Elbe City Jet's catamaran. She was named Hanseblitz from 1996–2001 and was reconfigured and elevated its Captain's bridge at Abeking & Rasmussen, and later on acquired by Transtejo in Lisboa, Portugal renamed Bairro Alto until early 2008. She has two decks. The upper deck offers business class accommodation for elite passengers. This vessel was built by Lindstol Skips, in Risor Norway. Unlike the other Supercat vessels, this vessel is equipped with controllable pitch propellers as its propulsion system. Supercat 32 is her sister ship. She is currently serving the Cebu
Cebu
- Tagbilaran route. St. Braquiel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
32)[edit]

Supercat 32 docked at Tagbilaran Port, Philippines

St. Braquiel used to be SuperCat
SuperCat
32 and was one of Elbe City Jet's catamaran. She was named Hansepfeil from 1996–2002 and was reconfigured and elevated its Captain's bridge at Abeking & Rasmussen, and later on acquired by Transtejo in Lisboa, Portugal renamed Parque das Nacoes until early 2008. She has two decks. The upper deck offers business class accommodation for elite passengers. This vessel was built by Lindstol Skips, in Risor Norway. Unlike the other Supercat vessels, this vessel is equipped with controllable pitch propellers as its propulsion system. Supercat 30 [1] is her sister ship. She is currently serving the Cebu-Ormoc route. St. Benedict (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
36)[edit] St. Benedict, formerly known as SuperCat
SuperCat
36 and Blue Fin, is one of three Sydney JetCats
Sydney JetCats
purchased in 1990 for the Manly service to replace hydrofoils. She operated from Manly to Circular Quay from 1990 until 2008 before being sold to Supercat.[13][14] She uses a KAMEWA waterjet-propulsion and her maximum service speed can reach up to 31 knots.[15] St. Dominic (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
38)[edit]

Supercat 38 docking at Tagbilaran Port, Philippines

St. Dominic, formerly known as SuperCat
SuperCat
38 and Sir David Martin, is one of three Sydney JetCats
Sydney JetCats
purchased for the Manly service to replace hydrofoils. She operated from Manly to Circular Quay from 1990 until 2008 before being sold to Supercat.[13] She uses a KAMEWA waterjet-propulsion and her maximum service speed can reach up to 31 knots. she is currently serving the same Iloilo- Bacolod
Bacolod
route New Vessels of 2GO[edit] Ship/(s) that has been acquired by 2GO Travel
2GO Travel
as of March 2014:

St. Francis Xavier[16][17] (former MV Star Diamond and MV Jiadong Pearl) St. Therese of the Child Jesus former SuperFerry
SuperFerry
16 sold to Stena Daea Lines in 2007 and renamed as New Blue Ocean sailing South Korea - Russia. She was reacquired by 2Go Group in 2015 to become St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Isabel Del Mar

Former Vessels of 2GO[edit] Ship/(s) that was part of 2GO
2GO
fleets that were retired, sunk, or sold.

Sta. Rita de Casia[18] (formerly Superferry 1), sold to an Indonesian shipping company, renamed as KM Mutiara Persada 1 MV St. Thomas Aquinas[19] (formerly Superferry 2), sunk last August 16, 2013 in Talisay City, Cebu
Cebu
after a collision with MV Sulpicio Express Siete. St. Joseph the Worker [20] (former fleet of Negros Navigation, sold to breakers) St. Peter the Apostle[21] (former fleet of Negros Navigation, sold to breakers) St. Uriel (formerly SuperCat
SuperCat
23) was the only high speed monohull vessel in the Supercat fleet. She uses a simple propulsion system and her fuel is efficient. She also offers an open deck accommodation at a more affordable price. She is currently in Cebu
Cebu
awaiting her fate after news that she was sold.

Supercat 23 cruising along Batangas
Batangas
Seas

MV ST Joan of Arc (formerly SuperFerry
SuperFerry
5) Broken up in Singapore last June 20, 2017 MV ST Zita

See also[edit]

Negros Navigation Cebu
Cebu
Ferries Montenegro Lines Supercat Fast Ferry Corporation (SFFC) Roble Shipping
Shipping
Inc. Trans-Asia Shipping
Shipping
Lines List of shipping companies in the Philippines

References[edit]

^ a b "Negros takes out remaining Aboitiz stock". Baird Maritime. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ a b "Chinese firm to become top Philippine ferry operator". ABS-CBN News. 5 December 2010. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ a b Gamboa, Rey (August 20, 2013). "Keeping our seas safe". Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  ^ a b c Cacho, Katlene O. (December 1, 2010). "Aboitiz sells transport unit". Sun Star Cebu. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ Cebu
Cebu
Daily News (2007-02-21). "Ship with 640 people stalls midsea, towed". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  ^ "Sulficio O. Tagud Jr.: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.  ^ See photo at http://www.wakanatsu.com/philippine/photo/sf2.html ^ a b c d e De Jesus, Julliane (17 August 2013). "40 dead, 172 missing as two ships collide". Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine Daily Inquirer
(Agence France-Presse). Retrieved 17 August 2013.  ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.  ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.  ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.  ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.  ^ a b Manly Jet Cat Sea Eagle living in Kazakhstan Yacht & Boat 29 June 2011 ^ Blue Fin / SuperCat
SuperCat
36 Ferries of Sydney ^ Jet Car Withdrawal and Manly Fast Ferry Commencement NSW Ministry of Transport ^ http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/03/20/1302797/2go-travel-unveils-new-ship ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.  ^ "SUPER FERRY 1". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.  ^ "SUPER FERRY 2". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.  ^ "ST.JW". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.  ^ "ST.PETER.THE.APOSTL". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 

External links[edit]

2GO Travel
2GO Travel
official website 2GO
2GO
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