PCG searches for missing fisherman, investigates allision of Filipino fishing boat, unidentified vessel in Subic

PCG searches for missing fisherman, investigates allision of Filipino fishing boat, unidentified vessel in Subic

PHILIPPINE Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Ronnie Gil L Gavan, has ordered BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407) to conduct a search and rescue (SAR) operation for the missing Filipino fisherman in the vicinity waters 62 nautical miles southeast off Sampaloc Point, Subic, Zambales.

PCG Spokesperson, CG Rear Admiral Armando Balilo, said Filipino fishing boat, Fbca John Robert, was hit by an unidentified vessel, causing it to sink.

“47-year-old Robert Mondoñedo survived the incident but his brother, Jose Mondoñedo, remains missing,” CG Rear Admiral Balilo added.

On 01 July 2024, the two fishermen departed Barangay Wawandaue, Subic, going to their payao in the vicinity waters off Sampaloc Point for a fishing activity.

Robert Mondoñedo narrated the unidentified vessel hit their fishing boat at around 3PM on 03 July 2024.

He held on to their payao for three days until Fbca Irish Mae passed by the vicinity waters and rescued him at around 8AM on 06 July 2024.

Fbca Irish Mae arrived at Barangay Wawandaue at around 6:30PM.

The PCG Spokesperson shared the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zambales immediately issued a notice to mariners, as well as coordinated with neighboring barangays and local fisherfolks for possible sightings of the missing fisherman.

“As per the directive of CG Admiral Gavan, the CGS Zambales investigates the allision report and gathers additional information regarding the incident for appropriate measures,” CG Rear Admiral Balilo emphasized.

 

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