Seven rescued, 13 missing after cargo ship runs aground in Philippines

Seven of the 20 crewmembers of LCT Cebu Great Ocean have been rescued after they went missing when the vessel laden with nickel ore ran aground in waters off Surigao del Norte, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Wednesday.

Search and rescue operations continue for the remaining 13 crewmembers.

The PCG responded to a maritime incident involving the Philippine-registered vessel on Monday afternoon, but temporarily terminated search and rescue operations due to poor visibility and rough sea conditions.

Reports said that 18 of crewmembers who abandoned the vessel were still in a life raft when contact was lost on Tuesday.

The whereabouts of the other two crewmembers who were seperated from the rest are also not known.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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