96 rescued from motorboat off Basilan
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — At least 96 passengers and crewmembers of a motorboat were rescued by Coast Guard personnel on Tuesday after drifting for several hours in the waters off Basilan. 

Lt. Cmdr. Alvin Dagalea said the passengers of M/L Anica were rescued near Mataja island in Maluso town at about 11 p.m. 

The boat left this city at about 5:40 p.m. and was on its way to Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi when its transmission shafting malfunctioned.

Dagalea said the BRP Malabrigo was deployed for a rescue mission after receiving a distress call. The Anica was towed to this city at about 3 a.m. yesterday.

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