14 Rescued from sinking fishing boat off Masbate-A A +A
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
PHILIPPINE Coast Guard operatives over the weekend rescued 14 people from a fishing boat that sank off Masbate after encountering big waves last weekend.
The Coast Guard said the incident occurred last Saturday, and involved the fishing banca Jade-7.
It said the boat was hit by big waves and strong winds and began to sink about three nautical miles off Barangay Pulanduta in Balud, Masbate.
All 14 passengers, including the captain, were in good physical condition, the Coast Guard said. (JK/Sunnex)