Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calatagan together with Calatagan fisherfolks successfully rescued 57 passengers and 9 crew members after a motorbanca identified as Lucky Benjamin capsized due to big waves at vicinity waters off Brgy Calatagan Port, Calatagan Batangas yesterday, July 20.
CGSS Calatagan received a phone call from the purser of Motorbanca Lucky Benjamin that their boat was about to capsize at vicinity waters off Calatagan Port and they are asking for immediate assistance.
CGSS Calatagan immediately proceeded at the said area to render assistance and conduct search and rescue operation.
Upon arrival thereat, the team sighted the motorbanca Lucky Benjamin already in capsized and subsequently rescued the 66 persons and safely ferried the survivors to Calatagan Pier.
Personnel of CGSS Calatagan advised the captain of said motorbanca to file a Marine Protest regarding the incident.