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11 fishermen rescued off northern Iloilo town in the Philippines by Tara Yap October 13,2021   |  Source: Manila Bulletin

A total of eleven fishermen were rescued in two separate incidents off the coast of Carles, a town in northern Iloilo province in the Philippines.

Commander Edison Diaz, chief of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG-Iloilo), said all of the 11 fishermen are safe after the two incidents occurred along the Visayan Sea last Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Diaz told Manila Bulletin in a phone interview that the October 11 incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. near the vicinity of Isla Naburot. Wooden-hulled fishing boat Nielje was rammed by a commercial vessel at its port side. Boat captain Roel Andres and three other fishermen jumped into the water as the boat submerged halfway. The four were eventually rescued by the commercial boat.

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https://mb.com.ph/2021/10/13/11-fishermen-rescued-off-northern-iloilo-town/

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