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Boat stalls off Aklan, Coast Guard rescues 6 passengers

/ 06:07 PM May 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Six persons were rescued after their boat stalled off the coast of Aklan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Thursday.

PCG said the passengers fetched a relative in Carabao Island in San Jose, Romblon when their vessel encountered an engine problem while on their way back to Sibolo Island in Caluya, Antique last Wednesday.

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Six passengers rescued after banca stalls off Aklan — PCG

Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue passengers of a stalled banca off Caluya, Antique. Photo courtesy of Philippine coast guard.

The Coast Guard Sub-Station Boracay Deployable Response Group (DRG) was deployed to rescue the passengers after receiving a report from Barangay  Kagawad Lopez Manongol regarding the incident.

The rescued passengers, who are all residents of Sibolo Island, were identified as  Ivan Magcalay, 32;  Evelyn Domingo, 27;  Jerry Vicente, 23; Victor Domingo, 22 and two minors. /gsg

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