Boat sinks; 19 passengers rescued
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY. A passenger boat carrying 19 people sank off the coastal town of Dumaran in northern Palawan Thursday morning, June 20, due to strong waves caused by tropical depression Fabian. All passengers were rescued.
Philippine Coast Guard detachment spokesman Lt Antolin Cayabo said the 19 passengers, mostly local government employees, were rescued by fishermen and members of Dumaran's quick reaction team.
Cayabo said they were able to mount a rescue immediately after receiving a call from one of the boat’s passengers before their outrigger boat Salve sank.
Cayabo said Salve was traversing rough seas when it developed engine trouble. - Rappler.com