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85 passengers rescued after vessel ran aground off Lanao del Norte — PCG

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday said 85 people, including five infants, were rescued after a  passenger vessel ran aground off Maigo Point, Lanao del Norte on Thursday evening.

In a statement, the PCG said its search and rescue team responded to the area.

“Siniguro ng PCG ang kaligtasan ng 85 pasahero na maingat na isinakay sa Tugboat Foscon Diamond na ginamit sa naturang operasyon,” the PCG said.

(The PCG ensured the safety of 85 passengers who were carefully transferred to Tugboat Foscon Diamond during the operation.)

Passenger vessel MV Filipinas Cebu was on its way to Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental from Lanao del Norte when the incident happened around 6 p.m.

Based on the assessment of PCG’s Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU), there was no oil spill after the incident.—Joviland Rita/AOL, GMA Integrated News