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43 rescued off Surigao Norte

- Evelyn Macairan () - October 27, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A passing vessel reportedly rescued 43 passengers and crewmembers of a motorized boat that sank off Surigao del Norte last Tuesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said yesterday.

In a statement, PCG spokesman Lt. Commander Algier Ricafrente said the 34.30-gross ton motorized boat MBCA Maricris was sailing near San Benito, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte when it was battered by high waves, causing it to sink.

A passing vessel, MBCA Kimnet-I, rescued the boat’s 32 passengers and 11 crewmembers.               

BOAT COMMANDER ALGIER RICAFRENTE CREWMEMBERS KIMNET-I MARICRIS NORTE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD SAN BENITO SIARGAO ISLAND SURIGAO
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