The Coast Guard has rescued the passengers and crewmen of a vessel that ran aground off
the coast of an Iloilo town.
Commander Harold Jarder, Coast Guard chief in Iloilo, said fast craft Weesam Express I got stuck in muddy shores shortly after it left the Bacolod Port due to strong winds and big waves.
The Coast Guard would have transferred the 67 passengers and 17 crewmen to the BRP Edsa 2 but could not do so due to big waves. Two tugboats towed the vessel to the Dumangas Port.