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Vessel catches fire off Bohol island

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 06:01 PM June 26, 2022

A passenger vessel plying the Bohol-Leyte route caught fire on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Bo Ra Bog)

TAGBILARAN CITY – A passenger vessel carrying 157 passengers and eight crew members caught fire off Bohol island on Sunday afternoon, June 26.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Central Visayas, in a statement, said M/V Mama Mary-Chloe caught fire at around 1 p.m. while traveling from Ubay town to Bato town, Leyte.

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Witnesses said passengers wearing life vests jumped off the vessel.

The PCG said the vessel was not overloaded since it only carried 157 persons at that time. M/V Mama Mary-Chloe has a maximum capacity of 236 persons.

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Rescue operations were ongoing as of 5:30 p.m.

/MUF
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