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PCG rescues distressed motor launch heading for Pag-Asa
« on: July 09, 2019, 08:21:33 AM »
PCG rescues distressed motor launch heading for Pag-Asa
Jul 7, 2019 08:35 am  Aira Genesa Magdayao 

https://palawan-news.com/pcg-rescues-distressed-motor-launch-heading-for-pag-asa/

ML Hadzraima which suffered engine trouble while en route to Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan town in the WPS is towed to safety by personnel of BRP Sindangan of the Philippine Coast Guard on July 6, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Coast Guard District Palawan)


A motorboat ferrying residents of Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan town in the West Philippine Sea was rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard on Saturday after it developed engine trouble and drifted.

Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDP) spokesperson Lt. Commander Christian Jazmin said the vessel ML Hadzraima, carrying around 30 passengers and crew, had drifted off its course and was rescued some nine nautical miles off Royal Captain Shoal.

The vessel reportedly left Puerto Princesa City on July 4 and was en route to Pag-Asa when it encountered engine trouble. He said they received the information about the distressed vessel Friday evening from the radio operator of Kalayaan municipality, identified as Rey Fernando.

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Fernando had reported that ML Hadzraima first drifted some 36 nautical miles west off Sitio Sicud, Brgy. Candawaga, Rizal municipality before it was carried by the sea current near Royal Captain Shoal.

CGDP commander Commo. Allen Toribio dispatched BRP Sindangan (MRRV 4407) which was conducting maritime patrol in the vicinity of Balabac at that time to do search and rescue (SAR) operations.

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ML Hadzraima arrives in Bataraza at Buliluyan Port after it was rescued by BRP Sindangan (MRRV 4407) on Saturday morning nine nautical miles off Royal Captain Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). (Photo courtesy of the Coast Guard District Palawan)

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