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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Dumaguete has responded to a maritime incident involving MV Fast Cat M6 that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Pantawan, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City this afternoon, 22 June 2022.

Based on the investigation, the vessel encountered strong winds and big waves, causing it to run aground. It also damaged the starboard side of the hull.

The PCG Station Dumaguete and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU)-Negros Oriental coordinated with MTug Ankiesha to conduct towing operations.

The PCG team also confirmed that the 18 crew members, including the master of the vessel, were all safe and in good physical condition after the successful towing of the vessel to the Port of Dumaguete for further monitoring.

The said vessel had no passengers onboard when the maritime incident occurred.

Based on the initial assessment of MEPU-Negros Oriental, there were no traces of oil spill in the said vicinity waters. An underwater inspection will be conducted to check the entire condition of the vessel.