Four soldiers and two civilians were rescued from sea after the speedboat they were riding capsized off Zamboanga City on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The soldiers are members of the 18th Infantry Battalion. They were supposed to return to their camp in Lamitan City after getting some things in Zamboanga City when the incident happened.

Due to unfavorable weather conditions at that time, the skipper reportedly tried to maneuver the boat back to Zamboanga City but they encountered strong winds and big waves.

A passenger vessel bound for Isabela City in Basilan passed by the area and rescued the four soldiers and two civilians. A passenger took a video of the rescue efforts.

The survivors were taken to the hospital as they sustained injuries.

Authorities remind those who will set sail to sea to always check the weather.