25 passengers, 6 crew rescued in sinking boat off Quezon island
LUCENA CITY––At least 25 passengers and six crew were rescued Wednesday from a sea vessel that capsized in the territorial waters of the island-town of Patnanungan off the Pacific Ocean in Quezon province.
Patnanungan police reported that MB Saint Paul, a passenger/cargo boat, was sailing from Patnanungan to the port in Real town when it encountered a strong current and big waves spawned by typhoon Fabian around 1:30 p.m.
After receiving distress calls from concerned citizens, local police assisted by Philippine Coast Guard personnel quickly rushed to the site to help the distressed passengers.
A passing vessel, MB Keith Janine, and other nearby boats had assisted the passengers and crew of the ill-fated boat as the police and Coast Guard arrived in the area.
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