Eight Crew Members Of The Sunken Tugboat Saved

About eight crew members of a tugboat were rescued on October 9 after the vessel reportedly sank in the waters of Golo Island in Occidental Mindoro province, per a social media post published by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The M/B RG Brothers initially rescued the five members of the tugboat Betheva 2’s crew on October 8. They were reportedly taken to Golo Island’s Barangay (village) Talaotao for medical assistance.

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Alfie Dangue, the tugboat’s captain and one of those who were first rescued, mentioned in a social media post published by the PCG that they’d been sailing from Manila’s South Harbor while going to Rio Tuba, Palawan. During that time, they suddenly encountered a massive wave that led to flooding in the ship’s engine room.

The tugboat eventually sank close to 2:30 pm on Saturday.

References: GMA News, Inquirer.net

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