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Sibuyan

 

an interisland sea in the Philippines, bounded by the islands of Panay, Tablas, Marinduque, Luzon, and Mas-bate. The Sibuyan Sea has depths to 1,700 m. The island of Si-buyan is located in the central part of the sea. The climate is tropical, with an annual precipitation of up to 3,000 mm. There are frequent typhoons. The water temperature ranges from 23°C to 28°C. The salinity is between 32.0 and 32.5 parts per thousand. The tides are irregular and semidiurnal, rising more than 2 m.

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The third is forecast to hit Sibuyan Island on Sunday night and would bring with it strong winds and storm surge.
Rodrigo Bella, of Harbour Star, the company contracted by the authorities to retrieve the remains of the victims of the tragedy off Masbate province's Sibuyan Island, said work continued just as any other working day searching fatalities' remains.
The government on Sunday launched a massive rescue operation to rescue survivors of the ill-fated ferry that left Manila on Friday night for Cebu and capsized Saturday off Sibuyan Island.
The 23,824-ton Princess of Stars left Manila on Friday night for Cebu and capsized Saturday in choppy waters caused by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibuyan Island near Romblon.
Some 127 bodies have been pulled from central waters off Sibuyan island, but the majority of victims apparently remain trapped in the upturned ferry whose hull remains visible above the waves.
Only the tip of the bow juts from the water 500 yards off Sibuyan island.
The Princess of the Stars was sailing to Cebu when it capsized after running aground 2km from Sibuyan island on Saturday as Typhoon Fengshen slammed into the central region.
The ferry ran aground a few miles off central Sibuyan island, then capsized.
It sank two miles from Sibuyan island - 300kms south of the capital Manila.
The Princess of the Stars stalled in rough seas near Sibuyan island in the central Philippines with 626 passengers and 121 crew on board, officials said.
The 4,160 acre property is located in Sibuyan Island on the tidewaters of the Visayan Sea.
The commemorative structure will bear the names of the passengers and crew who were killed or have been missing since MV Princess of the Stars sank off Sibuyan Island, said Transport Undersecretary Elena Bautista.