23 passengers of ill-fated M/V Siargao Princess return to Bohol

By Bohol Island News Staff | 10:29 PM November 7, 2019

Twenty three rescued passengers of the ill-fated M/V Siargao Princess, which sank in waters off Sibonga, Cebu on Thursday morning have returned to Bohol tonight.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station in Bohol Station said they arrived at 7:45 p.m. at the Tagbilaran Port onboard PCG’s BRP Suluan MRRV-4406.

There were 21 adults and two children.

The 23 Boholano passengers were among the 62 passengers and crew of M/V Siargao Princess, which sank after it was battered by strong waves an hour since it left Loon Port in Bohol on Thursday, Nov. 7.

READ: Boat departs from Loon conks out off Sibonga sea

After they were rescued and brought to Pier 3 in Cebu City, they decided to return to Bohol after PCG-7 announced they would be ferried to Bohol.

They were given medical attention by Tarsier 117, upon their arrival in Tagbilaran, while PCG Bohol offered assistance.

Fellow Boholano passenger Seaman First Class Ralph Barajan, who was off duty, assisted other passengers as they abandoned the sinking vessel.

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