Cargo vessel sinks off Coron, Palawan; 14 crewmen rescued | Inquirer News

Cargo vessel sinks off Coron, Palawan; 14 crewmen rescued

/ 03:52 PM February 19, 2024
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MANILA, Philippines — A cargo vessel sank off Coron, Palawan on Monday morning while the 14 crewmen were rescued, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

In a statement, the PCG said the MV Amelia Kyle-1, sank approximately three nautical miles off Bantac Island, Coron.

Crew members of the fishing boat (FB) Mommy Rose V reported the incident to authorities after the crew of its sister vessel, FB Mommy Rose 1 rescued all 14 crewmen of the cargo ship at around 10:30 a.m.


According to the PCG, the cargo ship “sank due to rough sea conditions.”


 PCG’s marine environmental protection unit in Palawan is assessing the area of the sinking for traces of an oil spill. 


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