The Philippine Coast Guard rescued on Sunday a distressed motor banca with 49 crew and passengers some seven nautical miles off the coast of Barangay Bohol, Dumaran municipality.
In a social media post on Tuesday, the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Roxas said their substation personnel in Araceli rescued the vessel “Golden Eagle V.”
The rescue was carried out at 5 p.m. after concerned citizen Nestor Revillas reported at 3:10 p.m. that strong winds and waves had battered the boat causing its engine to malfunction.
CGS Roxas said the crew and the passengers are all safe.
It was reportedly en route to the Feeder Port in Roxas town from Dumaran when its engine’s shaft broke.