Tablas Strait

Tablas Strait (Filipino: Kipot ng Tablas), also Tabuas Strait, is a strait in the Philippines separating Mindoro Island from Panay and Romblon islands. The approximate depth of the strait is 545 meters (1,788 ft).

Tablas Strait
Tabuas Strait
Tablas Strait
Location within the Philippines
Tablas Strait
Tablas Strait (Philippines)
Coordinates12°24′54″N 121°43′32″E
EtymologyTablas Island

The strait is known for being the place where the Sulpicio Lines-owned passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sank on 20 December 1987 after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector, resulting in more than 4,386 deaths. It was one of the deadliest shipwrecks in history ( deadliest one during peace-time ).

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