PCG secures distressed cargo boat

The Philippine Coast Guard Sub-Station Pio Duran responded to a maritime incident today, 22 August, involving the vessel Cargo JAL Express, which became half submerged near the shoreline of Pio Duran Port in Albay today.

The boat’s propeller got entangled with the mooring lines of another vessel, LCT Aldain Dowey, while Cargo JAL Express was about to undock from the port.

PCG and police personnel assisted during the incident and reported no injuries among the crew. The responding team also towed and secured the distressed boat.

According to the Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Adaptation office of Pio Duran, the distressed boat was loaded with sacks of rice, sugar, flour, flour, grocery items, agricultural products, petroleum products and other necessities that would be transported to Claveria, Masbate.

It also reported that the maritime incident occurred amid big waves and strong winds due to the southwest monsoon.

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