Cargo barge washed ashore in Bohol awaits recovery
JAGNA, Bohol, Philippines — A cargo barge washed ashore in Barangay Nausok, Jagna town, on Saturdaynight, has not been recovered by its owners.
D/B SMV Mover was three kilometers away from the pier in Jagna about 6 p.m. when it was hit by strong waves, pushing the vessel near the shoreline where it eventually ran aground.
The vessel, SeaMine Movers Ventures based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, left Iligan City on Oct. 16 and was supposed to arrive the next day.
All 10 crew members of the barge were rescued, according to POT3 Christian Abuyabor of Coast Guard Bohol Jagna station.
One crew member had a minor injury after he accidentally stepped on a sharp object, said Abuyabor.
Crew member Louie John Baytos, 22, from Iloilo City, said they didn’t expect strong waves since Bohol was not directly affected by typhoon Lando, which battered Central Luzon over the weekend.
“We were surprised when strong waves hit our vessel,” said Baytos.
He said that crew members were trying to fix the leaks and a gaping hole at the bottom of the vessel. SFM
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