By J. Jala | 04:50 PM October 25, 2020
Although the cargo vessel was able to anchor in the vicinity off Lapinig Island in eastern Bohol, it is still battered by huge waves.
In a Facebook post, JP Lato, one of the crew members of the distressed MV Good Fortune said huge waves hit their vessel.
“coastguard tabang gikulata namig bawd diri! di mo andar makina namo naay tubig engine room hinayhinayan namog kuha! naka drop anchor mi sa port side,” Lato’s post at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.
Lato called for help through livestream video on Facebook when they raised the distress signal.
MV Good Fortune was on its way to Tacloban City but it encountered strong winds and big waves while at the Bohol Sea.
The main engines malfunctioned due to the ingress of seawater into ship deck, according also to an initial report by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – Central Visayas.
Seaman Second Class Espelito Mendoza.of the PCG-Eastern Bohol said rescue efforts is being undertaken by Philippine Coast Guard- Eastern Bohol.
Severe Tropical Storm Quinta (international name: Molave) continues to intensify and increase its threat over the Catanduanes-Albay area, the state weather bureau said Sunday.