BAGAC, Bataan – The Philippine Coast Guard substation in Morong, Bataan on Sunday reported that four fishermen died, one still missing while 45 were rescued when their fishing boat capsized due to strong waves while fishing along the vicinity waters here last Thursday.
CG PO1 Edward John Lazaro, Morong substation commander, identified the fatalities as Alexander Mesina, 52; Tirso De Guia, 45; Edgar Balboa, 50 and Gregorio Limboc, 43; all from Nasugbo, Batangas and crews of Fishing Boat Twin Sister.
He said that search was still going on for the recovery of missing crew Jemar Dacillo, 26, also of Nasugbo.
CG SN2 Bidin Babah, also of the Morong substation, said the fishing boat piloted by Gregorio Abong, 52, was some 18 nautical miles from Bagac, Bataan when it met strong waves and overturned.
Abong was among those rescued.
Babah said that their team immediately launched the search and rescue operations when informed of the capsized boat by the Nasugbo Coast Guard Station.