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Two Americans rescued from grounded ship near Tubbataha

/ 12:59 PM March 21, 2014

Local fishermen rescue two foreign crew of a yacht that ran aground near Tubbataha Reef. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Coastguard (PCG) has rescued two Americans aboard a yacht from Palau which ran aground the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

According to a PCG report, Linda McKiever, 60-years-old, and Rene Menz, 47, were aboard the yacht S/V Creola some 47 nautical miles southwest of Tubbataha Reef’s south islet or east of the Basterra Reef.


McKiever and Menz, as of posting time, are under the custody of the PCG for investigation.

The PCG in Puerto Princesa is now coordinating with the US Embassy for the disposition of the survivors.


American minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground in Tubbataha Reef in January last year. A Chinese fishing vessel also ran aground later in June.


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