By J. Jala | 07:38 PM October 25, 2020
The 14 crew of MV The Good Fortune were found safe while their cargo vessel anchored at vicinity off Lapinig Island in President Carlos P Garcia on Sunday afternoon, October 25.
They were on their way to Tapal Wharf in Ubay, Bohol to take shelter, the Philippine Coast Guard – Central Visayas said.
PCG-Central Visayas said the cargo vessel encountered engine trouble at the sea waters between Bohol and Maasin, Southern Leyte.
The cargo vessel, loaded with cement, departed from Naga City, Cebu at around 6 p.m. last nigjt (Oct. 24) bound to Tacloban.
The PCG deployed personnel from Aduana Wharf, Cebu City to conduct search and rescue operation, as well as inspection for possible incident of oil spill.
Moreover, all Coast Guard Stations and Sub-Stations in Leyte and Bohol were alerted to prepare for possible vessel and personnel augmentation.
At 2 p.m., Coast Guard Sub-Station Ubay deployed personnel from Port of Ubay for support.
Captain Charlie Jesus B Solleque of MV The Good Fortune told PCG that they anchored at vicinity Lapinig Island to repair the engine.