The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Albay has assisted three fishermen of a half-submerged motorbanca at the vicinity waters off Barangay Salvacion, Malilipot, Albay yesterday, 02 December 2021.
The distressed motorbanca departed from Caramoran, Catanduanes going to Tabaco, Albay. While underway, it encountered high waves and strong winds, causing it to become half-submerged.
MB Ma. Fe Evans was transiting at the said vicinity waters when the accident occurred. Hence, its crew members rescued the distressed fishermen and coordinated with the PCG for further assistance.
The rescued individuals were brought to the PCG Sub-Station Tabaco for investigation. They were also reminded to avoid venturing into the sea during inclement weather to avoid similar maritime accidents in the future.