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Vessel runs aground off Northern Samar; 71 rescued

Evelyn Macairan - The Philippine Star
Vessel runs aground off Northern Samar; 71 rescued
The Philippine Coast Guard said its personnel at the PCG substation in Capul town and a team from the municipal disaster management council rescued the passengers of the M/V Reina Hosanna.
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MANILA, Philippines — Seventy-one people were rescued from a roll-on roll-off vessel that ran aground in the waters off Northern Samar on Sunday night.

The Philippine Coast Guard said its personnel at the PCG substation in Capul town and a team from the municipal disaster management council rescued the passengers of the M/V Reina Hosanna.

Investigation showed the Hosanna was sailing toward Allen town in Northern Samar from Matnog, Sorsogon when its engine conked out between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A passing vessel, Reina Immaculada, tried but failed to tow the drifting Hosanna as its mooring line broke.

Strong currents carried the Hosanna away until the vessel hit shallow waters near Barangay 1 in Capul.

The PCG is monitoring the status of the Hossana and its cargo.

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