by Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos
July 21, 2016 (updated)
A total of 47 people were rescued Thursday after being stranded at the vicinity waters of Zapatos Island, Balud, Masbate Wednesday.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) no one was hurt when they rescued the 36 stranded passengers and nine crew members from the passenger/cargo vessel Wednesday afternoon.
M/B Mariane reportedly damaged its propeller shaft while underway to Roxas City, Capiz from Jintotolo Island, Balud, Masbate.
Upon receipt of information, Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calumpang immediately hired a boat to assist the stranded passengers and to tow the distressed vessel to Roxas City.
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