Passenger vessel sinks off Batanes; 2 missing


Posted at Nov 29 2016 09:15 AM | Updated as of Nov 29 2016 10:37 AM

Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

A passenger vessel sank in waters off Itbayat Island in Batanes, leaving two crew members still missing, the Philippine Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo said the MV Kanzam Express with seven crew members sank near Itbayat before a passing vessel, the MV Ingric C, came to the rescue. Two crew members of the Kanzam Express are still missing.

Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

The PCG has sent a rescue team and has also requested the Armed Forces to send a helicopter for the mission. Authorities have alerted the Taiwan Coast Guard about the incident.