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1 dead, 9 missing in Visayas sea mishaps

1 dead, 9 missing in Visayas sea mishaps
Robertzon Ramirez - September 26, 2021 |

MANILA, Philippines — A crewmember of a roll-on roll-off ferry died while nine fishermen were reported missing in two maritime incidents off the coast of Ormoc City and at the vicinity of Tanguingui Island in northern Cebu and Gigantes Island in Iloilo, respectively, on Friday.

The Philippine Coast Guard said search and rescue operations for the fishermen by the PCG’s BRP Nueva Viscaya and a PCG-manned vessel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, MCS 3010, were ongoing yesterday.

PCG-Western Visayas deputy commander Capt. Ludovico Librilla said FV St. Peter the Fisherman II, which has 31 crewmembers, sank after it encountered strong winds and big waves.