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PCG: Three reported missing fishermen were successfully rescued by a passing motor banca at the vicinity waters of Barangay Culipapa, Hinoba-An, Negros Occidental last January 17.

Said fishermen identified as Roselier Doring, 24 years old; Danny Toastomban, 40 years old and Johnlloyd Toastomban departed Barangay Canday-Ong, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for a fishing venture between the vicinity waters of said barangay and Barangay Pasihagon, Siquijor last January 15.

While navigating along the vicinity waters off Apo Island, subject motor banca encountered engine trouble and subsequently drifted towards the vicinity waters off Sulu Sea. A passing motor banca sighted the distressed vessel and rendered necessary assistance.

The three fishermen were all in good physical condition and were turned-over to their families upon arrival at the Siquijor Port. Moreover, Motor banca “John Loyd” was towed and brought to the shoreline of Barangay Culipapa.