Fishing boat collides with ship in Batangas; boy killed, 1 missing

December 02, 2018

CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna -- An 11-year-old boy drowned, a 19-year-old male was missing while another survived when their fishing boat was hit by a ship in Batangas Bay, Mabini town Saturday morning.

Local police said Samuel Asi’s body was fished out near Bgy. Bulacan in Mabini town while Mark Loyd Cabarles is still missing. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Mark Silva was rescued by passing fishermen.

The three victims were fishing off Mabini town at 8:35 a.m. when their boat collided with the ship shattering the wooden banca.

According to the authorities, they are still checking the name of the ship.

However, maritime law states that ships have a route that should be avoided by any unregistered or small fishing boats.