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