The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bantay Dagat rescued four passengers of a half-submerged motorbanca at the vicinity waters off Seven Lines, Isla Sumbrero, Aborlan, Palawan on 12 November 2021.
According to the skipper, Mr. Baldwin Garay, they departed from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan to conduct a fishing venture at the vicinity waters off Seven Lines at around 04:00 p.m. on 11 November 2021.
Unfortunately, they lost their rudder while underway, causing them to struggle against continuous big waves until their motorbanca gradually submerge.
The rescued individuals were ferried to Barangay Tagpait Wharf for further assistance. Meanwhile, their relatives assisted in towing the distressed motorbanca for needed repairs.
The rescued individuals were in good physical condition when they were turned over to their families.