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Coast Guard tows RoRo ship that broke down at sea in Visayas

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 07:07 PM January 19, 2019
Melrivic Two

The passenger ship Melrivic Two (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard)

ORMOC CITY — Coast Guard ship BRP Nueva Ecija 3502 escorted to Danao City in Cebu a RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) ship that broke down after it left the Port of Isabel in Leyte on Saturday morning.

The passenger ship, M/V Melrivic Two, is owned by the EB Aznar Shipping Co., according to Capt. Eduardo De Luna, spokesperson of the Coast Guard Eastern Visayas District.

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De Luna said that the ship left Isabel at around 9:00 a.m. and its engine conked out at 11:45 a.m.

The ship was carrying 126 passengers, 14 four-wheeled vehicles, and two motorcycles.

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The Coast Guard then sent the BRP Nueva Ecija 3502, which was stationed here in Ormoc, to assist the ship. A Coast Guard tugboat also assisted in towing the ship to Danao. /atm

BRP Nueva Ecija

The Coast Guard ship BRP Nueva Eciija (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard)

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