BORACAY – Six residents of Caluya, Antique were rescued from a distressed fishing boat while they were traveling home off Aklan waters.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) identified the rescued passengers as 22-year-old Victor Domingo, 32-year-old Ivan Magcalay, 27-year-old Evelyn Domingo, 23-year-old Jerry Vicente, and two minors – they were all residents of Sibolo Island, Caluya.
According to PCG, they were all onboard the fishing boat “Damafe” when the vessel suddenly went dead on water due to engine malfunction on May 9.
One of them was able to make a call to Barangay Kagawad Lopez Manongol of Sibolo Island who reported the incident to the local PCG unit.
A team from PCG’s Sub-Station Boracay Deployable Response Group rescued the boat’s five passengers and its skipper.
No one was hurt during the incident, PCG said.
The banca was also towed back to the shoreline of Malay, Aklan before the rescued passengers headed home. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)