Navy rescues 19 as boat capsizes PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 July 2013 11:26

Men of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao Task Force 61 rescued 19 passengers and crew of a sea motorlaunch that capsized off Bolod Island in Sulu around 3:15 p.m. last Saturday.

Naval Forces Western Mindanao spokeperson Lt. Senior Grade Aemy Leslie T. Campos said the passengers and crew of M/L Dayang were spotted by crew of FB Shogun. The latter plucked the passengers and crew from the water, but Shogun has no adequate fuel to bring them to Jolo. The Philippine Navy was informed of the situation. The Naval Forces Western Mindanao Task Force 61 It dispatched a rescue vessel that was confronted by big waves, but managed to save the 19 people, who were brought to theJoint Task Forces Sulu Headquarters in Camp Heneral Bautista in Busbus  Sulu.

All the victims were given medical assistance, meals and were taken cared by the Joint Task Force before they were turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Meanwhile, Naval Forces Western Mindanao Multi-Purpose Attack Craft sailors rescued 44 people including  eight troopers of the Philippine Army last Saturday around 5:20 in the afternoon  at Sta. Cruz island. The 44 persons were stranded in the island due to bad weather which brought strong winds and big waves

MPAC operatives are scheduled to receive an award from Mayor Beng Climaco in today’s flag raising ceremony at City Hall. — Allen Abastillas