Wednesday, 8 July 2015

M/B Kim Nirvana sinking: PCG ends search, rescue ops

The Philippine Coast Guard has ended its search and rescue (SAR) operations for any survivors from the ill-fated sea vessel M/B Kim Nirvana that capsized off Ormoc City last week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

“The PCG ended their SAR but is still on active monitoring,” the NDRRMC said in a report.

Thirty-five recovered bodies were brought to Pilar, Camotes Island in Cebu via BRP Batangas.

The death toll stood at 61 with one unidentified body. A total of 142 were rescued.

The passenger vessel bound for Camotes Island capsized Thursday last week minutes after it left port.

Authorities are yet to determine why the vessel sank. The number of the passengers in the manifest and the total number of rescued and dead did not match.

Wednesday 8 July 2015


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