Philippine Coast Guard Reports Marine Incidents Due to Tropical Storm Nalgae

Philippine Coast Guard Reports Marine Incidents Due to Tropical Storm Nalgae

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) responded to multiple reported maritime incidents in various parts of the country caused by the heavy rain and strong wind brought by tropical storm “Paeng” (International name: Nalgae).

On the agency’s Facebook page, the PCG reported maritime incidents of grounding from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 following the storm’s landfall on Friday, Oct. 28th.

On Friday, the Coast Guard responded to an incident involving the MV Lite Ferry 1 that had run aground along the shoreline of Jagna Port in Bohol. As per the agency’s investigation, the vessel was maneuvering to anchor when the storm pushed it ashore.

The PCG contacted the captain and reported that no injuries were obtained within the crew members and that their ship is “safe from further damages.”

The next day, Oct. 29, the agency along with the PCG Auxiliary responded to an incident involving a Panama-flagged fishing vessel, F/V KUNIMATSU 3, that had also run aground in the vicinity waters off Manila Bay.

Five crew members were rescued with no injuries reported.

“According to the rescued individuals, they were anchored at the Manila Bay Anchorage Area when the maritime incident occurred. Their last port of call was in China.

They were dragged by strong winds and big waves due to “Paeng” that caused their fishing vessel to list, taking in water, then eventually ran aground,” the incident report read.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the country’s coast guard reported the grounding of a domestic vessel, MV EQUADOR, in the vicinity waters off Batangas City. Five Filipino crew members were safe and no injuries were reported.

Furthermore, the PCG also reported the rescue of five crew members aboard the sea barge, Maria Elise, that had run aground in the vicinity waters off Palauan, Occidental Mindoro with a motor tugboat from Semirara, Antique bound for Calaca, Batangas.

“The sea barge drifted to the shallow waters due to strong waves, which caused it to run aground,” the report read.

Meanwhile, following the onslaught of the storm, the PCG is currently taking a part in search and rescue operations as well as the distribution of relief supplies for affected individuals.

Sources: Philippine Coast Guard | Manila | Facebook