Distressed vessel passengers rescued

The Philippine Coast Guard reported on Sunday that all 18 passengers of a distressed motorbanca that stalled off the waters in Iloilo province were rescued on Saturday.

The PCG — in an incident report — said that the vessel encountered engine trouble in the vicinity waters between Carles Island and Gigantes Island around 10:41 a.m.

“MBANCA PRINCE AND MAE was carrying 18 passengers when the incident occurred,” the PCG said.

At around 1:18 p.m., the rescue team composed of local residents on board two boats successfully located and provided assistance to the passengers who were all in good physical condition,” it added.


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