The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) towed a half-submerged motorbanca, KENN STEPHANIE at the vicinity waters off Pandan Island, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro yesterday, 24 September 2021.
While underway from Coron, Palawan going to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, the distressed motorbanca encountered big waves and a strong current that damaged its bow, causing it to half submerge.
The five crew members and one shipper survived the incident, but the seven carabaos and four cows on board the distressed motorbanca died due to drowning.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to a maritime incident involving a RoRo / passenger ship, MV LITE FERRY 3 that submerged after having trouble while conducting a docking maneuver at Ormoc Port, Ormoc City, Leyte at around 11:50 p.m. yesterday, 24 September 2021.
Upon arrival at the incident area, the PCG sighted that the said vessel was already listed on its starboard side (right).
At around 12:05 a.m. today, 25 September 2021, the PCG launched a search and rescue (SAR) operation to rescue the 16 crew members who were on board the distressed vessel when the maritime incident occurred.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to a maritime incident involving a fishing vessel, FV ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN II (GT: 148.37) with 31 fishermen on board that reportedly sank between the vicinity waters off Tanguingui Island in Northern Cebu and Gigantes Island in Iloilo today, 24 September 2021.
FV ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN II skippered by Captain Frankie Chavez and owned by Tristar Fishing Corporation sank due to strong winds and big waves prevailing at the said vicinity waters.
The PCG in Western Visayas immediately deployed BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) and PCG-manned BFAR vessel, MCS-3010 to conduct search and rescue operations.