According to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), on Friday 10th March, a Philippine landing craft struck a tugboat in the port of Cebu, sinking the tug and claiming the life of one crewmember.
In its incident report posted on social media, the tug Nagasaka was towing the landing craft Jana Juliana a few hundred yards off Colorado Shipyard, a repair yard located northeast of downtown Cebu. The landing craft’s port bow struck the tug, causing the tug to sink, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.
When the tug begun to snik, the crew jumb into the water. However, one crewman from Nagasaka was initially reported missing.
On Saturday 11th March, fishermen from the city of Lapu-Lapu – on the other side of the Mactan Channel – located the body of the missing crewmember, and the family has confirmed his identity, according to the PCG.
The previous week, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) focuses on an incident in which PCG rescued five Japanese crew members from the Mongolian-flagged fishing vessel Catriona, which had taken on a severe list off Navotas, Oriental Mindoro.
According to CNN Philippines, around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the PCG said MV Catriona had an accident then took on water and tilted to its side in waters off Navotas in Calapan.
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