Mother gives birth inside a seacraft

Baby Steffan was born inside a seacraft while her mother Norsima was travelling to Zamboanga City Sunday morning.-Photo: Richard G. Falcatan/

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — A mother gave birth to a beautiful  baby boy  while traversing the waters of Zamboanga Peninsula Sunday morning, September 17.

Norsima Madain, 18, from the village of Bato, Lamitan City thought she was not due yet, a reason she traveled to Zamboanga City  onboard MV Stephanie Marie.

The crew of the vessel and well-meaning passengers  helped Norsima while she was experiencing labor pains until  she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

They put up an improvised folding bed  for a delivery table and  an emergency mobile “birthing clinic”.

The baby is named Steffan as Norsima  claimed she will always remember giving birth while aboard MV Stephanie Marie.

Following belief, passengers and crew of the vessel rejoiced as they believe unexpected birth gives “Blessing” to the owner of the facility.

True enough, the management of the sea craft vowed to take care of all expenses of Norsima and baby Steffan.– Richard G. Falcatan/