MANILA—A Chinese man died when he figured in a boat accident off the waters of Apo Island in Negros Oriental on Saturday morning.
Young Thai Hang, 54, suffered a severe head injury that proved fatal after he was hit by the motorboat's propeller.
He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Juvy Baat, the Myles II boat's captain, reportedly did not notice that Young had hit his head, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
The boat was barred from sailing and was asked to submit a marine protest.
Baat is currently detained at the Dauin Police station.