Vessel catches fire in waters between Bohol and Leyte, 1 confirmed dead

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 26 2022 04:59 PM | Updated as of Jun 26 2022 11:16 PM

Vessel on fire in waters between Bohol and Leyte. Courtesy Shane Besin.
Vessel on fire in waters between Bohol and Leyte. Courtesy Shane Besin.

(UPDATE) The Philippine Coastguard has confirmed that a vessel traversing the waters of Bohol and Leyte caught fire Sunday afternoon.

The vessel was identified as M/V N&N Mama Mary Chloe and its capacity was up to 236 passengers. 

It was en route from Ubay, Bohol and to Bato, Leyte.

According to the Philippine Coast Guard, 165 passengers and crew were on the manifest of the vessel.

PCG also confirmed one person on board died while another is still missing. 

Of the rescued passengers, 99 were sent to Hilongos, Leyte; 25 to Tugas, Carlos P Garcia in Bohol; and 37 in Gaus Island. An additional 2 who were thought to be missing showed up at the coastguard's staging area to identify themselves. All 8 crew members were also rescued.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 


- with reports from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN and Annie Perez