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Navy Rescues 26 Fishermen

By: LTCOL OMAR L TONSAY PN(M)(GSC)


On June 9, 2011 at 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Naval Forces Northern Luzon thru Naval Force Command Center (NFCC) received a telephone call from the office of Civil Defense Region 1 reporting that a local fishing boat (FB) marked 3MS Wolf with twenty six (26) crew onboard sank at vicinity 30 NM West off Bolinao, Pangasinan.

In view of the incident, Naval Forces Northern Luzon Command (NFNL), deployed Patrol Gunboat 394 (BRP Alberto Navarette) to conduct search and rescue operations on the aforesaid area. PG 394 stationed at SBMA, Olongapo City departed on June 10, 2011 at 3:50 in the morning to conduct search and rescue operations. Unfortunately, the weather condition was not favorable to pursuit the said mission. Despite of the prevailing situation, the Philippine Navy continuously endeavors to conduct the mission; PN Islander 312 (PNI 312) is deployed to conduct aerial reconnaissance and surveillance operations. While PNI 312 reckoned the area, a cargo ship from Japan enroute to Singapore sent a message thru Marine Band Radio that a group of survivors headed by Mr Domimisko Centino equipped with life vest were sighted floating at vicinity 38 nautical mile north west off Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Immediately, a rescue team directed by Commodore CEASAR C TACCAD, Commander Naval Forces Northern Luzon, was set out to provide medical assistance and rescue the survivors. The survivors were turned over to PDRRMC Pangasinan, Fred Castelo, Municipal Administrator of Bolinao, Pangasinan prepared a medical team so as to attend the physiological needs and evaluate their condition.


  Posted: Jun-12-2011
 

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