7 Pangasinan fishermen missing – Coast Guard
MANILA, Philippines — Seven fishermen remain missing after they left the shores of Dasol, Pangasinan for a fishing expedition last January 6, 2020, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Monday.
The fishermen, who were onboard F/B Narem 2, were expected to return to Infanta Pangasinan last Tuesday, Jan. 14, as reported by the owner of the vessel, Christine Macaraig.
The vessel is skippered by Alberto Roldan. Other missing crew members are Roderick Montemayor, Homar Maglantay, Ejay Dela Cruz, Jerome Maglantay, Larry Legaspi and Jefferson Bernabe, the PCG said.
It added that the owner was able to coordinate with the fishing vessel through radio communication around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 and was informed that the boat encountered big waves around 13 feet tallTheir last reported location was at 60 nautical miles off Camaso Island in Dasol, Pangasinan.
No futrher information about their whereabouts has since been received.
The PCG is continuing search and rescue operations as it deployed a BN Islander plane to conduct aerial surveillance approximately 60 to 90 nautical miles off Camaso Island.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has deployed the multi-mission offshore vessel, BRP Lapu-Lapu to help search for, and rescue the fishermen.
the PCG station in Pangasinan has already advised local fishermen to be on the look-out for the missing fishing boat and inform the nearest PCG unit about their location for assistance.
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