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NAVFORWEM FACILITATES RETURN OF STRANDED STUDENTS, DSWD PERSONNEL AND DISPLACED CIVILIANS AMID ZAMBOANGA STANDOFF

By: LTJG AEMY LESLIE T CAMPOS PN


navy pictures NAVFORWEM FACILITATES RETURN OF STRANDED STUDENTS, DSWD PERSONNEL AND DISPLACED CIVILIANS AMID ZAMBOANGA STANDOFF

navy pictures NAVFORWEM FACILITATES RETURN OF STRANDED STUDENTS, DSWD PERSONNEL AND DISPLACED CIVILIANS AMID ZAMBOANGA STANDOFF
ZAMBOANGA CITY- NAVAL FORCES WESTERN MINDANAO (NFWM) facilitated the boarding of three hundred twenty eight (328) passengers plus eight (8) infants aboard a civilian vessel, Jungkong type, at Ens Majini Pier (EMP), Naval Station Romulo Espaldon (NSRE), Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City, September 11, 2013.

Earlier, One Hundred Fifty (150) students were stranded in Zamboanga City amid the now four-day standoff. The said students from Basilan State College were in the city for a field trip and were supposed to return to Basilan on Monday, September 09, 2013. However, they were unable to do so due to the suspension of commercial flights and sea trips in relation to the Zamboanga City crisis.

The ARMM Regional Director of Basilan, Hajib Hattaman hired a commercial vessel, M/L Indah Jehan, to ferry the stranded students, DSWD personnel, and other civilian-residents who were displaced from the 5 barangays where the “MNLF Misuari Faction Group” are holding post.

The arrival of the Jungkong type vessel at 5:00 PM yesterday was earlier coordinated with the NFWM, which immediately undertook appropriate actions for its docking at the EMP.

NavForWeM ensured and supervised the safe boarding of the stranded passengers.

At 7:00 PM yesterday, the vessel departed from the EMP for Basilan. The concerned Philippine Navy forces were alerted to keep a close look out on the vessel for its safe arrival at the Basilan pier. The passengers safely arrived in Basilan at around 9:00 pm yesterday.

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  Posted: Sep-19-2013
 

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