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PALAWEÑO FISHERMAN RESCUED IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA TO REUNITE WITH HIS FAMILY

Published: Sunday, 08 April 2018

Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa City -- A Palaweño fisherman who was rescued by a naval floating asset under Naval Forces West at vicinity of Dalagang Bukid Shoal in West Philippine Sea on 23 March 2018 has arrived today in Puerto Princesa and will be reunited with his family in Rizal, Palawan.

Mr. Albert Carcuevas, 33 years old and a resident of Barangay Sicud, Rizal, Palawan was fishing in Rizal when his small banca encountered engine trouble. His banca was drifted towards West Philippine Sea. Carcuevas revealed that he stayed on board his banca for the past three days without food and water until he was rescued. Upon rescue, he stayed in Ayungin Shoal with Navy operatives from the Naval Forces West.

On April 6, 2018 aboard BRP Benguet (LS 507), Carcuevas travelled from Ayungin Shoal and arrives today at Headquarters Naval Forces West, Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa City where he was given a medical check up. He is in stable condition and expressed his gratefulness to the Navy for the assistance extended to him. Over-all, #TeamWESCOM, through the Naval Forces West has ensured his safe return and he will be soon reunited with his family in Rizal.

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