Coast guards on Monday failed anew to extract a 2,999-ton Vietnamese cargo ship that was washed ashore by strong waves spawned by Tropical Storm “Gorio” in Barangay (village) San Roque, 2 kilometers from the city proper.
By Maricar Cinco
How many times has he been to Sibuyan Island in Romblon? Delfin Clemente has lost count. The 53-year-old man has been there since Day One of the search operations and witnessed how the death toll grew. The hull of a capsized ship, bobbing out of the waters, had drawn international attention until it was finally towed away.
By Mar S. Arguelles
, Shiena Barrameda
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol has stopped its search and rescue (SAR) operation for seven missing passengers of the MV Lady of Mount Carmel that sank off Burias Island in Masbate on Friday and transferred the task of monitoring shorelines in the coastal villages of Aroroy town in Masbate to the community for floating bodies or debris.
Divers found at least eight holes in the hull of a ship that nearly sank 10 nautical miles from the Iloilo port on Saturday.
By Mar Arguelles
Search and rescue (SAR) operations in the waters off Burias Island of Masbate continued on Sunday but with no success in finding the remaining seven missing passengers of the ill-fated MV Lady of Mount Carmel.