693 Rescued from Engine Troubled Vessel

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joint elements of Philippine Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessel (SARV) 002 and MV Asia Pacific successfully rescued 693 passengers of M/V Trans Asia 5 after it encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters 14 nautical miles southeast of Siquijor Island yesterday, December 16, 2013 at 5 a.m..

Reports reaching the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila revealed that on December 16 at 7:30 a.m., a certain Norman of Magnum Radio station reported to Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao that subject vessel was en route to Port of Cebu from Cagayan de Oro City and was loaded with 677 passengers, 16 crew and five rolling cargoes on board when her driving gear shaft suddenly broke out and subsequently went dead on the water.

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