Panamanian vessel sinks off coast of Vigan City PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 November 2015 14:39

A Panamanian cargo vessel sank off the coast near Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, authorities said Saturday.

According to the Public Information Office of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), they have yet to determine whether the vessel sank yesterday or today.

They, however, said that the Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Center received a distress alert from M/V Fortune Life 11 a.m. Friday.

Based on information received by the PCG, the vessel, which came from Taiwan, is on its way to Sanang Sarawa in Malaysia when the incident occurred.

Onboard the ship were 19 crew members, including a Vietnamese and 18 Chinese nationals. Eight of the crew members were rescued while 11 are still missing.

PCG said they are still unsure where they will bring the rescued crew members.