According to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), three people have died, and two were reported missing after a Sierra Leone-flagged dredger collided with a product tanker in the waters off Corregidor Island in the Philippines on 28th April.
he dredger, the MV Hong Hai 189, capsized following the incident.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) dispatched the patrol vessel BRP Capones to the area, after the collision. Initially, a nearby vessel rescued 16 of the dredger’s 20 crew members.
Rescuers initially recovered two bodies, and later two additional deceased victims were found.
As informed, one of the rescued victims, the ship’s Filipino safety officer, died from their injuries.
The tanker, identified as the Marshall Island-flagged MT Petite Soeur, sustained minimal damage, and no crew members were reported injured.
The authorities will conduct a port state control inspection on MT Petite Soeur, to hold and detain the vessel.
…the PCG said.
As a precautionary measure, PCG installs an oil spill boom at the vicinity waters off Corregidor Island where MV HONG HAI 189 capsized on 28 April 2023.
WATCH: As a precautionary measure, the @coastguardph installs an oil spill boom at the vicinity waters off Corregidor Island where MV HONG HAI 189 capsized on 28 April 2023. pic.twitter.com/njvWKNkedV
— Philippine Coast Guard (@coastguardph) April 30, 2023