The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to a fire onboard incident that occurred in the morning of November 2, 2023, involving the MV KEN, in the seas near Castilla Anchorage Area (Barangay Poblacion, Castilla, Sorsogon).
hen the event happened, the MV KEN, a cargo vessel owned by Pherwin Shipping Corporation and moored at Milaor, Camarines Sur, was anchored. According to the inquiry, the MV KEN had eight crew members on board. Fortunately, all of them were unharmed.
They said that the fire originated in the mess hall of the ship. The PCG coordinated joint search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting operations with the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
INCIDENT REPORT: The @coastguardph responds to a FIRE ONBOARD INCIDENT involving MV KEN at the vicinity waters off Castilla Anchorage Area (Barangay Poblacion, Castilla, Sorsogon) at around 11AM today, 02 November 2023. pic.twitter.com/hSSMijDMEn
— Philippine Coast Guard (@coastguardph) November 2, 2023