Asia’s Titanic

Just five days before Christmas in 1987, the passenger ship Dona Paz collided with an oil tanker off Mindoro Island in the Philippines. 4,000 passengers died in the tragedy. It was the world’s worst peacetime maritime disaster since the Titanic. Through dramatic first-hand accounts of survivors and rescuers, actual transcripts from the Philippine congressional inquiry into the tragedy, archival footage and photos and a re-enactment of the collision, Asia’s Titanic dissects how the Dona Paz tragedy unfolded.

Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 1

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