7 rescued from sinking boat off Tawi-Tawi

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 27 2019 01:36 AM

Naval Forces Western Mindanao

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