5 rescued after motor banca sinks off Masbate | Inquirer News

5 rescued after motor banca sinks off Masbate

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 05:37 PM May 07, 2018

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has rescued five passengers of a motor banca that sank off Baleno, Masbate.

The PCG said on Monday that its search-and-rescue team from Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate was immediately dispatched to the area on Saturday to rescue the passengers and the boat captain.

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Investigation showed that the boat, identified as “Berlyn,” sank after it was hit by a big fish while enroute to Bolo, Masbate.

“Upon receipt of the report from a concerned citizen, personnel of CGS Masbate immediately conducted search and rescue operations to the said motor banca,” the PCG said.

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The search-and-rescue team transferred the five passengers to Coast Guard’s Aluminum Boat-188 while the motor banca was towed to the nearest shoreline in Baleno.

The PCG said the passengers were all safe and accounted for. /ee

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