- Published: 07 March 2014
PCG: Three Filipino and three foreign nationals were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard after their speed boat encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters of Barangay Bitaogon, Surigao City yesterday, March 04.
The passengers composed of Filipino, Canadian and Swedish nationalities were onboard speedboat Sea Hunt when it encountered engine trouble at the said vicinity last March 03. On the same day, a certain Johan Maloto, third officer of an undetermined vessel, informed Coast Guard Station (CGS) Surigao that Sea Hunt, owned and skippered by a certain Michael Briman was in distress at said vicinity.
PCG: A total of 82 passengers onboard a distressed motor boat in Surigao del Norte were successfully rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard.
Initial investigation revealed that M/Bca Amelia II encountered inclement weather while enroute to Dinagat Island around 1:15 PM last Tuesday, February 25. As the boat began to take on water and further encountered engine trouble, its skipper Jimmy Estobo strived to evacuate his passengers to the nearest shore of Barangay Panumbuyon in Hidkop Island.