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Philippines: 4 dead, 9 missing from wayward cargo
vessel

 

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Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of ทางเข้าเล่นslotxo four crew
members on Wednesday (Apr 21) and rescued seven others who jumped off
a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas,
officials said.

 

Nine other crew members of the LCT Cebu Great Ocean remain missing.
The coast guard and maritime police were continuing a search off Surigao del
Norte province, where the vessel ran aground without its crew, coast guard
spokesman Commodore Armand Balilo said.

 

The vessel, which had a crew of 20 and was loaded with nickel ore and about
2,000 liters (530 gallons) of diesel fuel, had dropped anchor off Jabonga town
in nearby Agusan del Norte. But it snapped in rough seas on Monday and
the vessel took in water and started to list, Balilo said.

 

“It was during this time when they declared `abandon ship’ and jumped off,”
a coast guard report said.

 

The abandoned vessel drifted and ran aground more than 60km from where
it was anchored.

 

The coast guard asked passing ships to be on the lookout for the missing crew.

 

A strong typhoon has left at least three people dead, displaced more than
169,000 in eastern provinces and roughed up weather elsewhere in
the archipelago in recent days although it did not reach inland.

 

The weather had been rough in the area due to Typhoon Surigae, which brought
winds that reached 195 kmh, with its effects felt in many parts of the eastern
Philippines.

 

Disaster officials reported on Wednesday that three people had died and 10 were
injured and one missing, in communities hit by strong winds, while tens of
thousands remained in evacuation centres.

 

The Philippines sees around 20 tropical storms annually. 



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