Coast Guard: 13 rescued off Batanes
The Philippine Coast Guard said the cargo-passenger vessel Itransa I had five passengers and eight crew when it encountered engine trouble.
In a post on its website Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard said its Basco unit coordinated a search-and-rescue operation with the Itransa VII skippered by James Castillo.
At 8:10 a.m., the team rescued the distressed motor boat's crewmembers and passengers.
The team also towed the vessel to Basco Pier, with no untoward incident. — LBG, GMA News