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Chinese cargo ship rescues 4 Filipino fishermen off Palawan

Posted On 2014 Jul 19
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Officers of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) led by general manager Eduardo Chu launch its monthly Manila Bay port clean-up campaign on Monday (July 29, 2013) at the Navotas Fish Port complex in Navotas City. (MNS photo)

Officers of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) led by general manager Eduardo Chu launch its monthly Manila Bay port clean-up campaign on Monday (July 29, 2013) at the Navotas Fish Port complex in Navotas City. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Chinese cargo ship from Hong Kong rescued four Filipino fishermen more than 100 nautical miles off the coast of Palawan Wednesday, the Philippine Coast Guard said Thursday.

PCG Port State Control Commander Winchester Florentino identified the rescued fishermen as boat (MBCA John) captain Antonio Bon, RJ Mojico, Jaymar Selin, and Marjohn Aballe, all residents of Paluan, Occidental Mindoro.

The fishermen left Mamburao on July 9 toward Palawan. On July 15, one of the boat rigs broke off and capsized the entire boat.

“Isang araw at isang gabi rin silang nakahawak lamang sa tumaob nilang bangka (They spent a day and a night holding on to the capsized boat),” said Florentino.

On Wednesday morning, the crew of the passing MV Pacific Pioneer spotted the fishermen and rescued them.

Florentino said the rescued fishermen were already on their way home to rejoin their families. (MNS)

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