Coast Guard rescues passenger who jumped ship off Sangley Point


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard has accordingly rescued on Thursday (14 November 2019) an unidentified man who jumped off a passenger ship off the coast of Sangley Point in Cavite.

PCG officials said they received the emergency call from the Cebu-bound passenger ship only hours after its departure from the North Harbor in Manila.

After receiving the emergency call, the PCG immediately dispatched a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation unit for the 44-year-old resident of Badian, Cebu City.

Aside from the PCG SAR, good Samaritans in fishing boats also responded in rescuing the unidentified passenger who was immediately brought to Barangay Ligtong-1, Rosario, Cavite for medical assistance.

The SAR team has accordingly made an effort contacting the family of the unnamed passenger who is undergoing profiling of this writing.

The PCG tasked at ensuring safety of Filipinos traveling at sea aside from providing necessary security of Philippines’ territorial waters. (BENJIE CUARESMA/IAMIGO/CNS)

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