PCG rescues passengers from sinking boat

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 30 2018 01:05 PM

Personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard help bring distressed passengers on board their vessel after their boat encountered engine trouble and sank in waters off Cebu. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu

CEBU CITY - Passengers of a motor banca that sank off Cebu were safely assisted aboard a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) boat on Tuesday morning.

Around 69 passengers, including children, were on the boat from Gilutungan in Cordova town. 


They were on their way to Getafe in Bohol when the boat encountered engine trouble past 7 a.m.

The boat was half submerged when PCG personnel arrived.

Rescued passengers, including the boat's 5 crew members, were brought to pier 1 of the Cebu City Port.