By Jonas Reyes
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Approximately 11 people, including four children, were rescued from a private yacht on Saturday, losing power on Saturday near Magalawa Island.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) reported that MY Fusion left the Subic Bay Yacht Club at 9:00 on Saturday and arrived at Magalawa Island at noon.
The group went to the island at 3 o'clock. and when the two engines of the yacht went out, he was returning to Subic.
The group sent distress messages to relatives and friends. The messages were handed over to SBMA Chairman Wilma T. Eisma, who sent two tugs from Malayan Towage in Subic Freeport to rescue the passengers.
On Sunday night, one of the tugboats pulled the Fusion to the Cabangan Harbor, which caused passengers to land. The yacht then retreated to Subic.
The Philippine Coast Guard's multi-roll intervention ship then arrived at Cabangan Harbor and took the passengers back to Subic Freeport.
Fusion belongs to Wang Fort of Golden Fortune 101 Limetec and is registered in Hong Kong. The fuel tank was leaked after the fuel residue blocked the fuel lines of the engine.