Monday, February 15, 2010

Philippine Navy Responds to Craft in Distress, saves 73 passengers on Board

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Legazpi City – DF 321 stationed at Puerto Real, Quezon responded to a distress call sent by Mr Zaldy Arzaga, boat captain of a passenger vessel named M/B Raffy Nantes which encountered mechanical problem while underway at vicinity 3.6 kms off Dinahican Pt., Infanta, Quezon. Said boat carries 9 crews and 64 passengers and was on its way from Polilio Island to Real when its shaft connecting the engine and propeller was detached. DF 321 conducted search and rescue operation and rescued M/B Raffy at 7 a.m. Friday, 12 February 2010.

Amidst our limitations in terms of number of ships vis-a-vis the mission we are tasked to accomplish, your Navy remains committed to serve our people as a dependable sea force in times of emergency.

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