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PCG assists cargo vessel in distress off Zamboanga
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:22:53 AM »
PCG assists listing cargo vessel in Zamboanga City

A 99.77 gross-tonned steel-hulled cargo vessel accidentally listed twenty (20) degrees to her portside after she was battered by big waves while she was underway at vicinity 3.2 nautical miles Southwest off Little Sta Cruz Island, Zamboanga City yesterday, January 16.
An unknown shipper called and reported the incident to Coast Guard Station Zamboanga at 11:20 AM.

M/V Erich, with ten (10) crew onboard and skippered by Mr. Rey Cabuhay, was loaded with 12,500 bags of cement enroute to Sumisip, Basilan.
TB 271 Habagat, MCS-3009 and two (2) aluminum boats were immediately dispatched to the area to render necessary assistance to the distressed vessel.
M/V Erich, being assisted by Coast Guard vessels, successfully managed to dock at LIG Marine Pier in Zamboanga City at 1:00 pm of the same day. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident.