The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued seven Chinese crew on board a fishing vessel in the vicinity waters off Suluan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, on 27 January 2023.
More specifically, on 26 January the PCG Command Center received a report regarding a Chinese fishing vessel, FV KAI DA 899 that had a damaged hull, causing it to be listed.
As the Coast Guard of a responsible member of the international community of civilized maritime nations, the PCG helps all judicious users of the seas within its search and rescue (SAR) region.
Immediately, BRP Cabra proceeded to the said vicinity waters to conduct SAR operation. After rescuing the crew and ensuring that they were in good physical condition, BRP Cabra proceeded to tow FV KAI DA 899 en route to Tacloban Port.
The PCG will also provide the rescued crew with medical care and other necessary assistance upon arrival at the port.
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