Strong winds, big waves barge on the ground at Antique – Manila Bulletin
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Strong winds and large waves on Thursday stranded a barge about 200 meters from the shore of Barangay Oloc, Laua-an, in the northern part of the province of Antique.
Chief Petty Officer Alan Mandado, deputy commander of PCG Antique station, said barge ASC Lara which came from Barangay San Vicente, Palawan arrived in Barangay Ilaures, Bugasong on July 17, supposedly to load aggregates.
However, the ship ran aground in strong winds and big waves due to the southwest monsoon.
While being towed on Thursday, the tow line was cut, forcing the vessel to run aground again at Barangay Oloc.
“The barge was already being towed by M / Tug James from Barangay Ilaures, Bugasong to Pandan where it was supposed to seek shelter when its tow line was cut,” he said.
The barge had to be towed from Bugasong to Pandan because its propeller was damaged.
Mandado added that the barge’s 17 crew members are safe aboard their vessel.
He said the barge would stay in the area temporarily until there were no more strong winds and big waves and that it would again be towed “by the M / Tug James once the weather was fine. will improve “.
The barge was leased by a Bugasong quarry license holder, supposedly to transport aggregate to Palawan.
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