800 Missing After Philippines Typhoon

In this handout released by the Philippine National Red Cross, Jonathan Pendon, a survivor in the MV Princess of Stars, is treated in Manila Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Two teams of rescuers prepared to dive into rough waters off the Philippine coast Tuesday to find a way inside a capsized ferry in a desperate effort to locate 800 people believed to be still aboard. (AP Photo/Philippine National Red Cross, Mollie Godinez, HO)
By  | 

Manila, Philippines (AP) Philippine officials say divers have managed to get inside an upside-down ferry but have found only bodies and no survivors.

Philippine Coast Guard officials made the announcement three days after the vessel capsized with more than 800 people aboard during a powerful typhoon.

A Navy Spokesman said in a broadcast interview that most of the bodies were floating inside, trapped when the ship suddenly tilted and went belly up saturday.

He would not speculate on whether anyone still might be found alive saying the ship's interior was too dark to see how many bodies were there, but indicated that the time since the disaster made it unlikely.