PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station Batangas (CGS Batangas) successfully evacuated an ailing British national passenger of MV Princess of the South with 6,851.73GT / 3,452.01NT, owned and operated by Philippine Pan-Asia Carrier Corporation yesterday.
Reports disclosed that at around 03:55 PM of August 19, CGS Batangas received a call from the master of MV Princess of the South named Captain Arphy Sineneng requesting assistance for the emergency medical evacuation of one of its passengers. The passenger who was later identified as Mr. Bo Sandvist, 61 years old and a British national boarded the said ship at the North Harbor, Manila bound for Cebu City. However, while traversing the waters off Maricaban Island, Tingloy, Batangas, the patient was observed to be experiencing severe pain. The ship’s physician learned from the patient himself that he is suffering from prostate cancer. The master then decided to divert his vessel to Batangas anchorage area for the immediate medical evacuation of the said ailing passenger.