One June 9, the vessel sunk after its rear was rammed by a Chinese ship. The 22-man crew of the Philippine vessel was abandoned in the open seas after the incident. They were later rescued by a Vietnamese vessel, which turned them over to the Philippine Navy. (READ: AFP: Chinese vessel's sinking of PH boat 'far from accidental')
Hundreds of kilometers away, their families were anxiously waiting for them here, hoping to see them safe.
Rambo Talabong files this report. – Rappler.com
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