Landing craft master still missing

MANILA

The master of a landing craft that sank on Thursday in Bulusan, Sorsogon, is still missing. The Philippine Coast Guard has confirmed that the rest of the 18 crew were rescued by fishermen. The 996gt Don Wilfredo operated by Candano Shipping Lines capsized after being battered by huge waves en-route to Legazpi City From Cebu with a cargo of 76,000 cases of beer. Four crewmen who were reported missing were rescued on Friday. The vessel had taken shelter near Samar Island before continuing its voyage when the weather cleared. But it ran into stormy seas in San Bernadino Strait.

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