A 44-year-old lady who was amongst these rescued was taken to a hospital with unspecified accidents.
Video launched by the coast guard confirmed flames and black smoke billowing from the ferry, which was close to different ships greater than a kilometer (a few mile) from anchorage waters off Batangas port, coast guard officers stated.
A ship was helping two coast guard vessels within the rescue efforts, they stated. The reason for the fireplace was not instantly clear.
The ferry can carry as much as about 400 passengers, the coast guard stated. There have been cases previously of ferries carrying unlisted passengers in defiance of laws.
Sea accidents are frequent within the Philippine archipelago due to frequent storms, badly maintained boats, overcrowding and spotty enforcement of security laws, particularly in distant provinces.
In December 1987, the ferry Dona Paz sank after colliding with a gasoline tanker, killing greater than 4,300 folks on the planet’s worst peacetime maritime catastrophe.