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.


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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