By Marisol Bo-oc | 03:23 March 02, 2023
At least 88 passengers and 55 crew members of MV Starlite Saturn that ran aground in Bohol on Feb. 28 were rescued.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas reported that they were rescued on Wednesday early morning, March 1, 2023.
The roro vessel, MV Starlight Saturn, ran aground while sailing from Surigao City to Cebu City on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Passengers said the ship was stuck on the waters of the Danajon Bank in Talibon, Bohol starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
PCG dispatched vessels, BRP Filipino Flojo and BRP Enrique Jurado, Tuesday night to rescue the stranded passengers and the boat’s crew.
Their vessels arrived at the Danajon Bank in Talibon at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
Some fishermen also loitered nearby, preparing to take on evacuees.
The rescued passengers were transferred to MV St. Camael, a Supercat vessel. They were brought to Cebu.
Coast Guard said there were no signs of oil spill were detected in the area.