By Marisol Bo-oc | 12:06 AM March 01, 2023
A passenger roll on-roll off (roro) vessel ran aground in the seawaters between Camotes Island, Cebu and Ubay, Bohol on Tuesday afternoon, February 28.
The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) said that MV Starlight Saturn, a roro vessel, had run aground while sailing towards Cebu from Surigao at around 9:20 a.m.
PCG-7 said they have already coordinated with the nearest substations to provide assistance and rescue the passenger and crew on board the distressed ship.
It’s also not clear how many passengers were on board and what caused the vessel to run aground.
A passenger of the distressed ship, Cris Caybot, said that as of 8 p.m., they have not been rescued.
Before midnight, personnel of BRP Malamawi (Fast Patrol Boat 2403) are currently enroute to the area to conduct search and rescue operations.