10 rescued from distressed boat off Romblon | Inquirer News

10 rescued from distressed boat off Romblon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 09:57 AM February 09, 2024

PHOTO: Map of Romblon STORY: 10 rescued from distressed boat off Romblon


LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines — Ten people were rescued after their boat suffered engine trouble and was left adrift in the seas off Romblon province on Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-District Southern Tagalog said in a report on Friday that the skipper of the motorized boat “Jedidiah 2” alerted the PCG station in Looc town through a phone call that their vessel with nine other passengers was adrift in the waters off Barangay Agojo at 3:40 p.m.


Accompanied by the local sea wardens, the PCG personnel rushed to the site and saved the boat passengers, who were all found in safe condition.


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The rescued individuals were taken to Looc Port.

An initial investigation showed that the boat operator noticed that the propeller shaft of the boat was broken, causing it to drift while sailing in the area.

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