PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Clearing Out Post (COP) Monreal rescued five (5) crew members onboard fishing banca Warren which capsized at vicinity waters off San Miguel Island, Monreal, Masbate at around 7:30 AM yesterday, 16 March 2017.
Initial reports disclosed that personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station Bulan received a phone call from a certain Ms. Jennifer Barloso, a resident of Brgy. Aguinaldo, Bulan, Sorsogon informing that said fishing banca capsized after being battered by big waves that caused damage to its portside freeboard.
Upon receipt, personnel of CGSS Bulan informed COP Monreal regarding the said incident. Personnel of COP Monreal Immediately proceeded to said vicinity and successfully conducted search and rescue operations.
Finally, the rescued crew members are now in good physical condition while said distressed fishing banca was towed towards the shoreline of Brgy. Guinhadap, Monreal, Masbate. Coast Guard SAR team returned to proper station without any other untoward incident reported.