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2 hurt as fire hits vessel in Cebu




Two crew members were injured when fire hit a vessel in waters off Shell Island, Cebu City, early Monday.

Members of the Coast Guard put out the fire and rescued the injured, who suffered first to second-degree burns, according to a report from the PCG.

The fire hit the engine room of MTUG Super Shuttle 3 around 3:30 a.m. while the vessel was heading for Ouano Wharf in Mandaue City.

The PCG deployed personnel aboard BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406) to combat the blaze. The team declared the fire under control at 4:30 a.m. and put it out 5:05 a.m.

The rescued crew members were brought to Pier 3, Cebu City, where a PCG ambulance received then transported them to the nearest hospital.

Around 5:30 a.m., MTUG Super Shuttle 3 was safely towed by MTUG Tyl to Ouano Wharf.