SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The regional Office of the Civil Defense here reported early Sunday that five fishermen from Pangasinan are missing in the sea waters estimated 19 nautical miles off Ilocos Sur.
OCD spokesperson Mike Sabado, identified the fishermen as Bunso Vergara, 44; Minandro Caasi, 37; Ranillo Campana, 32; Yvin Lopez, 27; and Jerrick Caasi, 22, all from Concordia, Bolinao, Pangasinan.
The fishermen were onboard their motorized banca, “Danielle Maecee,” when it capsized due to rough and high waves triggered by tropical depression “Inday”, now tropical depression “Josie” ,moving towards Philippine sea.
Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard are now conducting search and rescue operation for the missing fishermen. Erwin Beleo/NPN-northboundasia.com