PCG rescues 40 from fishing boat hit by unknown vessel in Occidental Mindoro
INCIDENT REPORT: The Philippine Coast Guard responded to a maritime incident involving a fishing vessel allegedly hit by another vessel in Cabra Island Occidental Mindoro today, 06 June 2023.Based on the initial information, it appeared that at around 4:15 in the morning the fishing vessel “Ron Kirby 4” was anchored at the vicinity off Cabra Island and engaging fishing activities when the incident happened. This resulted to the damage of the outrigger of the said fishing vessel.All the forty crewmembers of the fishing vessel were rescued and in good physical condition. They were transported by BRP Bagacay to Calatagan Port in Batangas. The PCG Station Batangas is investigating and coordinating with the Philippine National Police to look for the unknown vessel that allegedly hit f/b “Ron Kirby 4”.Progress report to follow.#DOTrPH #CoastGuardPH #MaritimeSectorWorks
Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on Tuesday, June 6, 2023
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued on Tuesday the 40 crew members of a fishing boat in the waters of Occidental Mindoro after it was hit by an unknown vessel.
According to a PCG report, the fishing boat Ron Kirby 4 was anchored off Cabra Island when it was hit by another vessel.
The impact damaged the outrigger of Ron Kirby 4, but all 40 crew members were unharmed.
“They were transported by BRP Bagacay to Calatagan Port in Batangas,” the PCG said in a statement.
It added that PCG Station Batangas is investigating and coordinating with other law enforcement agencies, such as the Philippine National Police, to track the unknown vessel that hit Ron Kirby 4.