Once again we read of a ferry accident, this time in the Philippines were 36 people lost their life. Fortunately it was reported that most passengers survived. Beware of ferry rides in SE Asia - the boats are often neglected themselves - not serviced either regularly or at all and the captains not trained, not sufficient other staff or life saving equipments. they are also often over-crowded. Ferry rides can seem fun at times but can be lethal - weigh up your options wisely!