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4 Pinoy seafarers rescued from sunken ship, captain still missing

4 Pinoy seafarers rescued from sunken ship, captain still missing

Seafarers from a passing ship rescued four Filipino crew members of a cargo vessel that sank in Calayan Island.

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The rescued seafarers who went adrift for four hours were Raymond Cotiangco, Arnold Española, Rene Fernandez, and Ryan Parungao, according to GMA News. Ship captain Charlemagne Tambago is still missing.

Citing incident information, the Ilocos Norte PCG station commander said the cargo vessel capsized due to rough seas, 56 nautical miles from Calayan Island last December 19 at about 11 a.m.

Rescued crewmen stated that the ship captain was able to issue an abandon ship call, prompting them to jump ship. However the seamen had lost sight of him until crew members of a passing ship came and saved them.  M.V. Fomento II arrived and rescued them.

Maritime Business World 

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