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Team WESCOM Rescues Distressed Motor Banca in El Nido

Published: Sunday, 08 April 2018

Headquarters Joint Task Force Malampaya, El Nido, Palawan -- Navy vessel BRP Simeon Castro(PC 374), under the operational control of Western Command's Joint Task Force Malampaya and Naval Forces West rescued a distressed motor banca with 14 passengers in El Nido on 08 April 2018.

The motor banca identified as M/B Kidd Dodong, suffered a broken outrigger after being hit by big waves while conducting island hopping tour in the vicinity of Saddle Island, Barangay Liminangcong, Taytay, Palawan.

Together with the Philippine Coast Guard, PC 374 responded to the distress call and proceeded to the area at around 12:40PM. After a brief search, the said motor banca was sighted in Guintunguan Island in El Nido. 7 of the passengers boarded PC 374 while the other 7 boarded the Costguard speed boat. They were safely transported to Liminangcong Pier in Taytay, Palawan at around 1:40PM.

#TeamWESCOM is always ready to respond to any crisis and emergency for the safety of our people.

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