The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Sorsogon responds to a maritime incident involving a domestic cargo vessel, LCT REGENT 101 that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Sitio Boracay, Barangay Luneta, Barcelona, Sorsogon, on 20 January 2023.

The distressed vessel is owned and operated by Southern Regent Shipping Inc.

Based on the initial investigation, LCT REGENT 101 departed from Lazi, Siquijor at around 3AM on 19 January 2023 en route to Lidong, Albay.

While navigating the vicinity waters off Barcelona, the vessel encountered strong winds and big waves, causing it to be drifted into the shallow waters.

Today, 22 January 2023, the PCG and other concerned agencies inspected the hull integrity for possible oil spills and the nearby seabed for marine damage.

[Progress report to follow]