The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) responded to a maritime incident involving the service boat of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that capsized at approximately 100 meters away from the shoreline of Barangay Ungos, Real, Quezon at around 07:55 a.m. today, 13 May 2021.

On board said DA service boat were two boxes of COVID-19 vaccines, two Department of Health (DOH) personnel, and two police officers of the Municipal Police Station (MPS) Polillo, as well as its boat captain and motorman.

According to the passengers, the DA service boat accidentally hit the concrete post along the vicinity waters off Barangay Ungos, causing it to capsize.

At around 08:30 a.m., all individuals were rescued and were declared in good physical condition.

Upon settling down, the two DOH personnel made proper coordination with their respective unit to check the condition of the COVID-19 vaccines and conduct appropriate measures.