Sunday, November 27, 2011

MV Eastern Endeavor sheltering at Port San Pio Quinto, Camiguin island - 20th Nov. 2011

During our voyage from Japan to the Philippines we encountered  strong Gale which forced us to seek shelter in Amami Shima in Japan and afterwards in Port San Pio Quinto of Camiguin island in order to protect our cargo which were mostly rolling stocks. 

Near Camiguin island of the Babuyan Islands Group we experienced heavy rolling due  to quite strong Gale weather in the Batanes area, with 5 to 6 meters height of wave. On the afternoon of 24th November we entered and anchored in Port San Pio Quinto of Camiguin island of the Babuyan Islands Group. We sailed from the port in the early morning of 25th November 2011.

Below were photos of the Port San Pio Quinto, view from the sea

Camiguin de Babuyanes is an active stratovolcano on Camiguin Island, part of the Babuyan Islands group that is located in Luzon Strait, north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. The volcano and the island is within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Calayan, in the province of Cagayan.

Physical features

The well-forested Mount Camiguin or Camiguin de Babuyanes, to distinguish it from Camiguin of Mindanao, has an elevation of 712 metres (2,336 ft) asl, and a base diameter of 3,200 metres
(10,500 ft). It occupies the SW tip of 22 km (14 mi) long Camiguin Island.

Fumaroles are found on the southwest, west, and east flanks of the volcano and a boiling spring is located near sea level on the western flank of the volcano.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) lists Camiguin de
Babuyanes as one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. All volcanoes in the Philippines are
part of the Pacif ic ring of fire.


An eruption was recorded around 1857. It was reported as phreatic and possibly partly submarine.
In 1991, there were reports of volcanic activity but instrumental investigations showed no sign of unusual volcanic activity, such as intense fumarolic activity, felt earthquakes, fissuring at the
volcano’s slopes, or smell of sulphur.

Another report of volcanic unrest was reported in 1993 but an aerial survey of the volcano proved no signs of activity.

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The white beach of Brgy. Balatubat, Camiguin island, Babuyan Group of Island


MV Eastern Endeavor sheltering at Amami Shima, Japan

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