Divers only saw clothes, wreckage of ship in Palawan


Posted at Jun 17 2012 04:02 PM | Updated as of Jun 18 2012 12:02 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Search operations continued on Sunday for three missing passengers of the M/V Josille II, which sank in El Nido, Palawan on Tuesday because of bad weather.

Authorities set sail again today to continue with their search. It has been put on hold on Friday due to bad weather.

The weather in Palawan is kinder today compared to the last couple of days. Thick fogs, strong waves and rain have prevented the operations from continuing.

The Philippine Navy also sent divers to do an underwater search, but they said the only thing that they saw underwater were clothes and wreckage of the ship.

Authorities are planning to continue their search operations until Monday.

Meanwhile, there are still a few families in the town of Taytay, Palawan who are waiting for any news on their loved ones, who are already feared dead.

Commodore Alexander Lopez, head of Task Force Malampaya, said they may cancel search operations this week.

Lopez said that as the days pass by, chances of finding the missing passengers are getting slimmer. - from a report by Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News