outbrain
Close  

16 Chinese tourists rescued after boat capsizes in Boracay

/ 05:48 PM August 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has rescued 16 Chinese tourists after their boat ran into another boat and capsized off the coast of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan.

According to the Western Visayas police, the tourists were onboard MBCA LMJ boat when it collided with the FB Jin Ju boat at about 2:55 p.m. on Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Police said the incident happened around 50 meters away from the shoreline of the Bolabog Beach.

PCG personnel immediately responded to the area and rescued the Chinese nationals who, at that time, were found afloat on the waters after the incident.

FEATURED STORIES

The victims, who sustained minor injuries, were later brought to the Ciriaco S. Tirol Hospital for treatment.

Both captains of the boats were brought to the PCG office for investigation. /je

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: boat capsize, Boracay, Chinese, rescued
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.