8 months Navy rescues 7 from boat off Tawi-Tawi Manilatimes
ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Philippine Navy patrol rescued seven people whose boat nearly sank after it was battered by huge waves off Tawi-Tawi. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, chief of the Naval Forces in western Mindanao, said the ill-fated boat, which came from the capital town of Bongao, was loaded with lumber and was heading to the island-town of Sitangkai when it developed engine trouble and tossed by giant waves. He said one of their patrol vessels, PC387, spotted ML Jomong and quickly rescued the passengers then brought them back to Bongao for medical examination. Medina did not say how long the ... more