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CGS Camiguin responds to vessel emergency

CAMIGUIN (PIA)--The Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camiguin responded to a maritime incident involving MV Super Shuttle Ferry 21, a roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) vessel which ran aground a short distance away from Benoni Port, here while maneuvering, October 9.

The said vessel departed from Benoni Port at around 2:20 p.m. supposedly bound for the Port of Balingoan Misamis Oriental, carrying 103 passengers and 17 vehicles.

CGS Camiguin received a distress call from the vessel's captain, informing that the vessel ran aground at around 2:28 p.m. while maneuvering. 

Immediately, personnel of CGS Camiguin deployed a rubber boat to cautiously assist the passengers and crew members onboard the vessel at the shallow area. 

At around 2:40 p.m., CGS Camiguin was able to safely assist the onboard passengers back to nearby Benoni Port together with the assisting vessel named MV Super Shuttle Ferry 28.

No loss of life or injured person were reported. Initial inspection was also conducted on the hull and bilge spaces of the vessel for safety and no sign of damage nor oil spill was seen or observed.

The aground vessel was successfully extracted and returned to Benoni Port safely at around 8:00 p.m. 

Personnel of CGS Camiguin conducted Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection (VSEI) to verify the condition of the vessel and will be coordinated with the Maritime Industry Authority-10. (CGS Camiguin/PIA-10/Camiguin)

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Recthie Paculba

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Region 10

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