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Coast Guard rescues capsized boat off Sibonga, Cebu

/ 03:14 PM November 07, 2019
Coast Guard rescues capsized boat off Sibonga, Cebu

Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas conduct a rescue of passengers of MV Siargao Princess which capsized off the coast of Sibonga town, south Cebu due to big waves on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (PCG-7 PHOTO)

CEBU CITY –– The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) is responding to a distress call from a fast craft that capsized three to five nautical miles off Sibonga town, south Cebu.

PCG-7 spokesperson Michael John Encina said the fast craft vessel left Loon town in Bohol en route to Sibonga, Cebu around 9 a.m. when it encountered “big waves that caused the ship to take in water.”

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The fast craft is carrying 53 passengers and seven crew members.

Coast Guard rescues capsized boat off Sibonga, Cebu

Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas conduct a rescue of passengers of MV Siargao Princess which capsized off the coast of Sibonga town, south Cebu due to big waves on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (PCG-7 PHOTO)

Coast Guard ship (MRRV 4406) BRP Suluan is already on the way to the area.

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A team of Coast Guard Medical personnel was deployed at the Argao Port to provide the necessary assistance. /lzb

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