Philippine Coast Guard personnel on board a fisheries patrol vessel came to the aid of the occupants of a small banca-type passenger boat after it capsized in the waters of Cavite province near Manila on Monday, April 5.
The coast guard personnel on board MCS-3001, a vessel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), were conducting an enforcement patrol in the waters off Sangley Point and happened to be nearby when the passenger boat keeled over after being battered by large waves in the early evening (local time) of Monday.
The patrol boat crew then immediately headed for the occupants of the capsized vessel and pulled all 13 of them, including three minors, out of the water. They were later brought to shore where they underwent medical examinations prior to being allowed to return to their respective families.
The boat captain told the coast guard that he and his passengers departed Cavite City earlier that day and were en route to Las Piñas City in Metro Manila 8.5 kilometres away when the capsizing occurred.
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