4 dead, 7 survive after vessel runs aground in Surigao del Norte

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 21 Apr 2021

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — Four crew members were found dead after their boat ran aground in the waters off Surigao del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Armand Balilo said on Tuesday.

Seven survivors have been found, while the search and rescue operations will continue until the nine other missing crew members are located.

The maritime incident involving the LCT Cebu Great Ocean vessel happened along the shoreline of Barangay Cantapoy in Malimono town on Monday afternoon.

PCG said the crew members were hired by a mining company and more information have yet to be issued.

It added they will conduct an investigation on the cause of the incident after they conclude search and rescue operations.

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