Authorities rescued Monday 7 crew members of a motor launch after the boat they were riding sank off Bongao town in Tawi-Tawi.
Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navforwem) said rough seas damaged the hull of M/L Jomong, which was en route to Sitangkai town.
Patrol Craft-387 of the Naval Task Group Tawi-Tawi spotted the crew members and floating lumber while they were conducting maritime patrol.
The boat was carrying some P150,000 worth of lumber when the incident occurred. - report from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News