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21 rescued as motorbanca capsized near Corregidor

July 17, 2021 Dennis Abrina 367 views

TANZA, Cavite – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Cavite rescued 21 passengers of a motorbanca sailing in the waters off Corregidor Island last July 16, 2021.

Through the report of a concerned citizen regarding the distressed situation of MB Lady Tricia, assisted by fishing banca, MB/Yuminisa, the PCG Station Cavite immediately deployed its response team to render necessary assistance onboard land vehicles en route to Bgy. Amaya 7, Tanza, Cavite.

Upon arrival, the PCG response team checked the health status of all rescued individuals, who manifested they were all in good physical condition. After the health assessment, the team conducted an initial investigation about the maritime incident.

According to the owner and one of the passengers of the capsized motorbanca, 37-year-old Delfin Mabesa, they departed Bgy. Wawa 2, Rosario, Cavite at around 10:00 a.m. heading to Corregidor Island for leisure swimming.

After such, they departed Corregidor Island at 3:30 p.m. heading back to Rosario, Cavite.

Unfortunately, MBCA Lady Tricia encountered engine trouble and was battered by big waves, causing it to capsize. Fishing banca Yuminisa was transiting said vicinity waters and immediately rescued all the passengers.

After the initial investigation, the PCG Station Cavite ferried the 21 rescued individuals from Amaya 7, Tanza to Bgy. Wawa 2, Rosario where they were received by the barangay officials and their relatives.