29 Chinese nationals rescued off Boracay Island

October 5, 2009 10:23 am 

MANILA, Oct. 5 –Twenty-nine Chinese nationals onboard a motorbanca were rescued safely off Boracay Island, drifting towards Sibuyan Island, Romblon area on Sunday.

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, Philippine Coast Guard commandant, said the Chinese nationals aboard Motorbanca Lynn-1 were rescued at vicinity 1.9 nautical miles northeast off Boracay Island, drifting towards Sibuyan Island, Romblon area.

Coast Guard Station Caticlan in Lucena City said that it received a distress call from John Bantang, Lynn-1 boat captain, requesting for rescue assistance on Sunday at 11 a.m. after encountering engine trouble.

The Coast Guard identified the rescued Chinese nationals as Zhao Jango Jin, 46; Zhang Ming Fei, 22; Bao Haihug, 46; Xao Xianying, 21; Guo Cnianying, 60; Bao Jiliu, 66; Yao Fangyun, 51; Hong Yongwen, 54; Hong Jingchao, 15; Li Mei, 44; Lio Shao Juan, 44; Jhang Guan Yuan, 41; Xia Lu, 39; Gian Yong, 52; Liu Ming, 47, Sun Qing, 44; Xie Quan, 29; Hu Ting, 29; Zhu Li, 29; Zhong Li Juan, 34; He Fei, 43; Jin Tao, 30; Li Helian, 66; Hi Yinc, 30; He Yuzhi, 40; Dia Zhuo, 33; Guo Hong, 38; Mai Jun, 39; and Gou Yizhan, 9.

Initial investigation revealed that Bantang was hired by the Chinese nationals from Sitio Bolabog. (PNA)



One Response to “29 Chinese nationals rescued off Boracay Island”

  1. Kanto on October 10th, 2009 5:32 pm

    1.9 Nautical miles is only 3 and a half kilometers off shore from Boracay here.Thats not even out as far as the nearest diving sites, only the length of the beach. I dont mean to be stubborn but its impossible to have been drifting towards another island when they were practically still right here. I’m not in top shape but thats not even a hard swimming length.