One crew killed, five rescued after tugboat sinks off Batangas

MANILA — A tugboat being towed by another vessel capsized over the weekend off Calatagan, Batangas, after being hit by big waves, killing one crew and trapping five others, the coast guard said on Monday.
Reports disclosed that M/Tug Phil Pasig was towing barge Jovili from Delpan, Binondo, Manila, and was bound for Mabini Anchorage in Batangas when it was battered by strong winds and big waves enhanced by southwest monsoon.
Because of this, M/Tug Phil Pasig ran aground approximately 400 meters away from the shoreline of Sitio Payapay, Calatagan, Batangas.
Around 5:20 a.m. of Sunday, M/Tug Alphard, skippered by Captain Ruben Jason Abarcar of Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc., arrived in the area to conduct salvage operation on the grounded M/Tug Phil Pasig.
As the grounded vessel was being towed, it suddenly capsized due to big waves, which trapped all crew members on board.
“Five crew eventually managed to escape aloft at the bottom hull of their tugboat,” the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard Detachment Calatagan and Marine Environmental Protection Unit-Southern Tagalog personnel conducted rescue operation utilizing hired M/Bca Benjie together with other civilian volunteer and successfully rescued all survivors.
The search and rescue team also retrieved the cadaver of one of the crew members identified as Sienen Bobier.
The survivors identified as Samuel Abad, Dave Alcantara, Joel Basilan, Jimmy Pinto and Rico Catipunan were brought to the nearest hospital for medical check-up and Boebier to a funeral home in Nasugbu, Batangas for proper disposition. (SDR/Sunnex)

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Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for. Clark is already a popular destination for golfers from Manila. Clark Freeport offers some of the best golf courses in Pampanga and outshines many golf clubs and golf courses elsewhere in the Philippines. Clark Pampanga offers many good resorts and hotels for a short trip out of Manila, and Clearwater is one of the best places to relax and unwind for a weekend getaway or a short holiday in Pampanga.

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Clearwater Resort and Country Club, Clark Pampanga
Creekside Road near Centennial Expo,
Clark Freeport, Pampanga Philippines 2023
(045) 889-5151 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177
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Getting to this lake and beach resort in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines

After entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway MA Roxas, passing the stand-along wine shop called Clark Wine Center on the right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, one will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on the right just 200m down.

Family Bonding by the famous lake of Clark Pampanga

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3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

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