MB Nirvana owner, captain facing multiple murder raps

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The owner and the captain of MB Kim Nirvana-B, the motor boat that capsized 200 meters from the port in Ormoc, Leyte, on Thursday (July 2), are facing multiple murder raps, according to Chief Supt. Asher Dolina, chief of Police Regional Office 8.

The 17 crew members of the boat were included in the complaint.

The ferry owner, Jorge Bong Zarco, and the Captain Warren Oliviero, are already under police custody.

As of Sunday morning (July 5), Capt. Pedro Tinampay — commander of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Eastern Visayas District — said 60 were confirmed dead while 145 survived.

Tinampay added that most of the victims were women.

Read: Motorboat capsizes off Ormoc City: 60 dead

Rhome Nuttall, an American who was among the survivors, said there was a "big thud" when the boat flipped.

"There was a little wave, which is normal, but yesterday that caused the boat to flip to the right," she recalled.

"I ran to the left hoping we could help to balance the boat. When we flipped, I said: 'OK, this is it. OK, this is it."

She also added the boat was "very crowded" because the other outrigger boats en route Camotes Island got broken.

CNN's Kimberly Hutcherson and Jethro Mullen and CNN Philippines' David Santos contributed to this report.