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PG-118 and PG-390 rescue cargo vessel

Two Philippine Navy vessels on search retrieval operations for Typhoon Sendong victims rescued a cargo ship that caught fire off Misamis Oriental. Sun Star – Zamboanga reported that the fire broke out on the M/V Foxbat at 3:15 p.m. Thursday while it was anchored northwest of Lugait Point.

BRP Emilio Liwanag (PG-118), a Tomas Batillo class gun boat, and the BRP Jose Loor (PG-390), an Andrada class patrol boat, both responded to the M/V Foxbat’s distress call. The fire, which is believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring, was brought under control after 3 hours.

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BRP Jose Loor rescues cargo vessel

The Philippine Star reported that the BRP Jose Loor (PG-390), an Andrada class patrol gun boat, rescued 4 officers and 17 crew members of a cargo vessel that had been drifting off the waters of Misamis Oriental for 3 days. The vessel, the M/V Richard Rey, is owned by Cebu-based Fortune Sea Carrier, Inc.

For additional information, and photographs, of this ship, see the following Timawa.net discussion: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=15903.0

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