Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from capsized banca off Palawan


Three fishermen were rescued last Wednesday after their motor banca capsized off Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard said Sunday.

In a post on its Facebook page, the Coast Guard said the fishermen were aboard the fishing banca “Johnrex.”

Rescued were Allan Ochaena, 34; Arieston Soria, 32; and Joven Onico, 23.

The Coast Guard said a search-and-rescue team also towed the “Johnrex” to Roxas Pier.

The fishermen said their banca encountered strong winds and big waves and capsized. Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News

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