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Coast guard rescues 142 passengers of distressed vessel off Malay, Aklan

/ 02:08 PM October 23, 2018

A member of the rescue team assists passengers of the MV Super Shuttle Ferry 18, which developed engine troubled on the day to the Caticlan Jetty Port on Octiber 23, 2018.  PHOTO courtesy the Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued a total of 142 passengers  after a passenger-cargo vessel encountered engine trouble off Caticlan Anchorage in Malay, Aklan on Monday.

PCG’s investigation shows that the MV Super Shuttle Ferry 18 departed Roxas, Mindoro around 3 a.m. with passengers and seven rolling cargoes on board.

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On the way to Caticlan Jetty Port, the vessel encountered engine trouble. The PCG said it immediately launched a rescue team upon receipt of the incident report.

The team is composed of personnel from the Coast Guard Station (CGS) in Aklan, the Coast Guard Sub-Station Boracay, and the Special Operations Force.

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The PCG’s multi-role response vessel BRP Cape Engaño (MRRV 4411) and its fast patrol boat from France, BRP Boracay (FPB 2401), were also used in the rescue effort, the PCG added. /ee

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PHOTO courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard

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