52 Rescued After Passenger Ship Loses Its Propeller


A passenger shipping vessel carrying 52 passengers reportedly lost its propeller and currently half-submerged position along the vicinity of Calapan Port Terminal in Oriental Mindoro on Thursday morning.

The Coast Guard Action Center (CGAC) in Manila disclosed that around 6:30 a.m. of Thursday when M/V Baleno 168’s propeller was detached while having docking maneuver on the said port terminal.

Personnel from Coast Guard Station Batangas together with other rescue units conducted a rescue and evacuation operation and successfully placed all 52 passengers to safety few hours later.

After the rescuers safely evacuated all the passengers onboard, an attempt to place the vessel on a stable position failed and the ship is totally half submerged on its right side.

The PCG advised the Besta Shipping Lines whos is the  owner of the vessel to immediately submit a plan on how to bring back the ship to a stable condition.



Source: http://www.maritime-executive.com/



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