SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Vintage – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday stated a fisherman from Vintage who was reported lacking for a number of days was discovered secure within the neighborhood of Agutaya Island in Palawan on Sunday.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Alan Mandado, deputy commander of PCG Vintage Station, stated they acquired a name from one other fisherman named Rolly Cabugnasan on the identical day that Dante Mahilum was discovered wading on the excessive waters of the island after his boat capsized.
Mahilum’s fishing boat sustained a gap that allow water into the boat inflicting it will definitely to sink, Mandado stated.
Cabugnasan and Mahilum are each residents of Barangay Maybato North on this city.
On Could 29, Mahilum left their barangay to go fishing however did not return.
On June 4, his spouse Mildred reported to the PCG Vintage that her husband had gone lacking as per info she obtained from Marvin Delecano, a resident of Sta. Teresa, Occidental Mindoro and skipper of FBCA Princess Alexa.
Mandado stated as relayed by the spouse, Mahilum’s boat was seen floating between the waters of Agutaya and Mindoro however nobody was onboard.
Correct coordination was made with the PCG Stations in Cuyo and Agutaya for the conduct of a joint search and rescue operation.
The PCG additionally coordinated with the Vintage Provincial Catastrophe Threat Discount and Administration Workplace (PDRRMO) and the Municipal DRRMO of San Jose de Buenavista.
In a separate interview, PDRRMO chief Broderick Prepare stated he hoped the incident would function a reminder to all fishermen that they need to all the time comply with advisories issued by the PCG and native authorities authorities stopping venturing out into the ocean when a hurricane is forthcoming.
“Fishermen are being reminded to stick to the advisories as a result of it could solely be good if they might nonetheless be rescued,” Prepare stated.
Earlier than the landfall of Tropical Storm Dante within the provinces of Masbate and Romblon on June 2, the PCG suggested fishermen to not exit into the ocean for his or her security.
Mahilum is presently within the custody of a fisherman in Agutaya. Via Cabugnasan, they’re nonetheless arranging on bringing the stranded fisher again to Vintage. (PNA)