PCG: Nine passengers, including a pregnant woman, were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.
Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan.
The boat's crew immediately called Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Roxas for rescue assistance.
Upon receipt of report, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido organized a SAR team and searched for the distressed boat onboard AB-064. The team spotted the boat between Apulit Island Resort and Talakanin Island in Taytay, Palawan around 11:30AM and towed it to the nearest shore.
All passengers were in good physical condition and were identified as:
Edwin Juan – 28 y/o (Skipper/operation);
Glenda Aguilar – 26 y/o (pregnant);
Lourdes Bactol – 29 y/o;
Norberto Bables – 63 y/o;
Jonnel Aguilar – 29 y/o;
Sonia Delos Angeles – 43 y/o;
Wilson Delos Angeles – 19 y/o and
The passengers were properly turned-over to Rescue 165 for immediate medication.