Two Missing after Cement Carrier Sinks off Philippines

Two Missing after Cement Carrier Sinks off Philippines

Two Missing after Cement Carrier Sinks off PhilippinesThe captain and the crane operator of MV Vital 355, the cement carrier which sank off Philippines, remain missing while the rest of the crew were rescued by a passing fishing boat 20 nautical miles north west of Naso Point in the Antique province, the Philippine Coast Guard reports.

MV Vital was reportedly underway from Carmen, Cebu to Cuyo, Palawan to transport its cargo of 20,000 bags of cement, when rough seas battered the ship causing it to tilt to port side and sink around 11:15 PM local time Tuesday.

Four hours later, 11 of its crew were rescued by a passing fishing boat while on its way to Pedra, Cuyo, Palawan.

The incident was reported to the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Jose de Buenavista by the Antique Provincial Police Office.

The personnel of said station immediately conducted a search and rescue operations for the missing seafarers and rendered necessary assistance to 11 others.

The survivors were brought to Barangay Bayo Grande in Antique and remained in custody of CGS San Jose de Buenavista.

The ship’s Chiefmate was advised to file a marine protest while the vessels transiting the area were told to be vigilant for the missing seafarers identified as Captain Celso L. Rafols, 64 years old, and Crane Operator Esmael Cabonce, 48 years old.

Press Release; Image: Nagasaka Shipyard

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

One thought on “Two Missing after Cement Carrier Sinks off Philippines”

  1. Once again, the local Philippines merchant navy loses a v/l. It really is about time that MARINA got its act together and implemented higher standards. The sinking of the v/l here hasn’t made the news at all.

Comments are closed.

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition 2018

The annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for the whole ocean energy sector…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

CWC World LNG & Gas Series: 10th Asia Pacific Summit

Bringing together the key LNG buyers and sellers from across the globe, the Summit provides…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC)

It is unique in bringing together the oil and gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry…

read more >