Search for 32 fishers from Ilocos, CL go on in wake of Kabayan | Inquirer News

Search for 32 fishers from Ilocos, CL go on in wake of Kabayan

/ 05:22 PM October 04, 2015

Even as tropical storm “Kabayan” exited the country on Saturday, authorities are still searching for 32 fishermen from the Ilocos and Central Luzon who went missing after going out to sea.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said majority of the fishermen came from Pangasinan, while the others were from La Union and Aurora.

ADVERTISEMENT

While there are no fatalities yet from “Kabayan,” the 32 fishermen have not yet been found despite relentless search and rescue operations.

In its report on Sunday, the agency said the victims went missing on five separate instances from September 30, Wednesday, to October 3, Saturday.

FEATURED STORIES

Last Wednesday, the M/V Flores went out to sea in Dasol, Pangasinan, with 10 of its crew, despite knowing of the rough seas that came with the tropical storm, which was then a low pressure area.

Two days later, the captain of the boat relayed to the Philippine Coast Guard that their boat was sinking 47 nautical miles west of Bolinao, Pangasinan. The boat sank with all crewmen on board.

On Saturday, five fishermen aboard an un-motorized banca went missing in the vicinity of Agno, Pangasinan. In a separate incident, four bancas with 14 fishermen also went missing in the vicinity of the same town.

In Agoo, La Union, a banca went out to sea on Thursday, with two fishermen on board and have not yet returned.

Meanwhile, a fisherman has not yet been found while 13 of his crewmates were rescued after going missing on Thursday in Baler, Aurora.

The NDRRMC said a total of 31 fishermen were rescued from rough seas in Infanta and Bolinao in Pangasinan; Agoo in La Union; and Baler in Aurora.

Two people were reported injured in the Ilocos region while there were no fatalities so far.

ADVERTISEMENT

A total of 4,565 families or 22,368 people in the provinces of La Union, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Zambales were affected by the tropical storm.

Seven evacuation centers are still housing 1,391 families or 6,480 people in these provinces.

The agency added that 50 barangays (villages) were still flooded in the provinces of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and Pampanga, as of Sunday. Power outages are being experienced in Pangasinan, Aurora and Benguet, according to the agency.

In the provinces of Pangasinan and Aurora, a total of P1,120,716.59 in damage to agriculture was sustained due to the tropical storm.

“Kabayan” also destroyed 131 houses in Aurora and Nueva Ecija, while 12 roads and two bridges are still not passable due to landslides and floods in Central Luzon and the Cordillera region.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Agno, Bolinao, Central Luzon, cyclones, Fishermen, Ilocos region, Kabayan, motor banca, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), NDRRMC, News, Pangasinan, Regions, rescue operations, rough seas, Search and rescue operations, search operations, Tropical storm, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.