By Helen Castano | 03:56 PM February 11, 2022
A boat carrying 22 persons bound for Barangay Hunan in Buenavista town were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Substation in Buenavista after its engine ran aground, buffeted by strong waves on Friday, Feb. 11.
The banca owner and captain identified as Alfredo Tagsip said at 9:45 a. m. they departed Cabul-an Island enroute to Barangay Hunan in Buenavista, Bohol to attend the 62nd Foundation Day where tje highlight was the State of the Town Address. While underway, their banca encountered engine trouble at vicinity waters of Pandao Island due to big waves in the area.
The 22 people onboard were rescued. Upon arrival at the vicinity, CGSS Buenavista personnel towed the ill-fated boat enroute to shoreline of Hunan, Buenavista, Bohol.