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45 crew members rescued from burning ship off Cebu coast

Ryan Macasero
45 crew members rescued from burning ship off Cebu coast

BURNED SHIP. Crew members of a cargo ship are rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard. Photo courtesy of PCG-7

The M/V Filipinas Dinagat left the Cebu Ciy port around 7 pm bound for Palompon, Leyte

All 45 crew members were rescued late Thursday evening, July 23, when their ship, the M/V Filipinas Dinagat, caught fire off the coast of Catmon, Cebu.

According to the Philippine Coast Guard Central Visayas, the ship left Cebu City port at around 7 pm bound for Palompon, Leyte.

The M/V Filipinas Dinagat was operated by Cokaliong Shipping Lines and was transporting cargo.

The coast guard rescue team arrived around 10 pm.

All crew members were rescued and were brought to the Danao port for medical attention.

The PCG was still investigating the cause of the fire as of this posting. – Rappler.com

Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers Cebu and the Visayas for Rappler. He covers all news in the region, but is particularly interested in people stories, development issues and local policy making.