MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Tuesday deployed one of its multipurpose response vessels (MRRV) in search of missing fishermen in the cities of Calatagan and Tingloy in Batangas province.
PCG said it deployed the BRP Malapascua, a 44-meter MRRV, to search for two fishermen in Tingloy and one fisherman in Calatagan.
The PCG in Tingloy received initial reports that the Mbca Velocity, carrying two fishermen, capsized during fishing operations near Barangay Makawayan in Tingloy at 5pm on Monday.
The missing fishermen were identified as Wilbert Binay, 45; and Edgar Glen Binay, 42.
On Tuesday morning, the PCG received a report that Harvey Gadbilao, an adult, has not yet returned after leaving Barangay Sta Ana aboard the Jazzyly Fishing Boat on Monday at 8 p.m.
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Gadbilao's companions, Johnmar Fronda, 19; and Mandy Calimag, 24, were rescued by passing fishermen.
They said their fishing boat Jazzyly had engine problems and encountered large waves that caused them to jump overboard and avoid an approaching large vessel.